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Winter at Abbotsford. — John Nicolson. 
— Mrs. Street. — Willuun Laidlaw. — 
Count Robert of Paris. — Parliamentary 
Refonn in Agitation. — Fit of Apoplexy 
in November. — A Fourth Epistle of Mala- 
growther written — and suppressed. — Un- 
pleasant Discussions with Ballantyne and 
Cadell. — Novel resumed. — Second Divi- 
dend to Creditors, and their Gift of the 
Library, etc., at Abbotsford. — Last Will 
executed in Edinbui^h. — Fortune's Mech- 
anism, — Letter on Politics to the Hon. 
H. F. Scott. — Address for the County of 
Selkirk written — and rejected by the 
Freeholders. — County Meeting at Jed- 
burgh. — Speech on Refonn. — Scott in- 
sulted. — Mr. F. Grant's Portrait. 1830- 

TiXXX. Apoplectic Paralysis. — Miss Ferrier. — 
Dr. Macintosh Mackay Scenes at Jed- 
burgh and Selkirk. — Castle Dangerous. 
— Excursion to Douglasdaie. — Church of 
St. Bride's, etc. — Turner's Designs for 
the Poetry. — Last Visits to Smailholm, 
Bemerside, Ettrick, etc. — Visit of Cap- 
tain Bums, — Mr. Adolphus, — and Mr. 
Wordsworth. — Yarrow Revisited, and 
Sonnet on the Eildons. 1831 .... 

LXXXI. R>keby. — London. — Epitaph on Helen 
Walker. — Portsmouth. — Voyage in the 




Btrhun. — GnJuin'i Iiland. — Letter to 
Mr. Skene. — M«lto.— Note, by Mr.. 
John Davy. 1831 81 

I^XXn. Reridence »t N»ple.. — Eicar.ioM to 
Featnm, Pompeii, etc. — La«t Atteinpta 
in Romance. — Sir William Cell'. Uemo- 
nmda. 1831-1832 109 

T,T-y TTn . Death of Goethe. — Rome. — Memoranda 
by Sir W. Gell and Mr. Edward Cheney. 
— Journey to Frankfort. — The Rhine 
Steamboat. — Fatal Seizure at Nimeguen. 

Airival in London. — Jermyn Street. 

Edinburgh. — Abbotsford. — Death and 

Burial. 1882 

tXXXIV. Concluiion ^*^ 



I. Walter and Charle. Scott 201 

11 The Descendant, of Sir Walter Scott 204 
in. Chronological List of the PubUcation. 

of Sir Walter Scott 208 

General Index 



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The reader has already seen that Sir Walter had 
many mUgiTings in oontemplating hii final retirement 
from the sitnation he had occupied for siz-and-twenty 
years in the Court of Session. Snoh a breach m old 
habits is alwa- i a serious experiment; but in his case it 
was very particularly so, because it involved his losing, 
during the winter months, when men most need society, 
the intercourse of almost all that remained to him of dear 
familiar friends. He had besides a love for the very 
stones of Edinburgh, and the thought that he was never 
again to sleep under a roof of his own in his native city 

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ooat him nutny % puig. Bat he never alludes either in 
hia Diary or in his letters (nor do I remember ^t he 
ever did so in conTersation) to the ciroumstanoe which, 
far more than all besides, occasioned care and regret in 
the bosom of his family. However he might cling to 
the notion that his recent ailments sprang merely from 
a disordered stomach, they had dismissed that dream, 
and the heaviest of their thoaghte was, that he was fixing 
himself in the country just when his health, perhaps his 
life, might depend any given hoar on the immediate pre- 
sence of a surgical hand. They reflected that the only 
medical practitioner resident within three miles of him 
might, in case of another seizure, come too late, even 
although the messenger should find him at home; but 
that his practice extended over a wide range of thinly 
peopled country, and that at the hour of need he might 
as probably be half a day's journey off as at Melrose. 
We would fain have persuaded him that his library, cata- 
logues, and other papers had fallen into such confusion, 
that he ought to have some clever young student in the 
house daring the winter to arrange them; and had be 
taken the suggestion in good part, a medical student 
would of course hav9 been selected. But, whether or 
not he suspected our real motive, he would listen to no 
such plan; and his friendly surgeon (Mr. James Clark- 
son) then did the best he could for us, by instructing a 
confidential domestic, privately, in the use of the lancet. 
This was John Nicolson — a name never to be mentioned 
by any of Scott's family without respect and gratitude. 
He had been in the household from his boyhood, and 
was about this time (poor Dalgleish retiring from weak 
health) advanced to tiae chief place in it. Early and 
continued kindness had made a very deep impression on 
this fine handsome young man's warm heart; he possessed 
intelligence, good sense, and a calm temper; and the 
courage and dexterity which Sir Walter had delighted to 
see him display in sports and pastimes, proved hence- 

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forth of ineatiiiiable Mnrice to the muter whom he re- 
garded, I verily believe, with the love and reverence of 
a eon. Since I have reached the period at which human 
beings owe to much to ministrationa of this class, I may 
as well name by the side of Nicolson, Miss Scott's maid, 
Mrs. Celia Street; a young person whose unwearied zeal, 
coupled with a modest tact that stamped her one of 
Nature's gentlewomen, contributed hardly less to the 
comfort of Sir Walter and his children during the brief 
remainder of his life.* 

ACBiction, as it happened, lay heavy at this time on 
the hind house of Huntly Bum also. The eldest Miss 
Ferguson was on her deathbed ; and thus, when my wife 
and I were obliged to move southwards at the beginning 
of winter. Sir Walter was left almost entirely dependent 
on his daughter Anne, William Laidhiw, and the worthy 
domestics whom I have been naming. Mr. Laidlaw at- 
tended him occasionally as amanuensis, when his fingers 
were chilblained, and often dined as well as breakfasted 
with him: and Miss Scott well knew that in all circum- 
stances she might lean to Laidlaw with the confidence of 
a niece or a daughter. 

A more difficult and delicate task never devolved npon 
any man's friend, than he had about this time to en- 
counter. He could not wateh Scott from hour to hour 
— above all, he could not write to his dictation, without 
gradually, slowly, most reluctantly taking home to his 
bosom the conviction that the mighty mind, which he 
had worshipped through more than thirty years of inti- 
macy, had lost something, and was daily losing some- 
thing more, of its energy. The faculties were there, 
and each of them was every now and then displaying 
itself in ito full vigor; but the sagacious judgment, the 

* Ob Sir Walt«r'« duth, NioolBon puted into th« Mrvioe of Mr. Mor- 
ritt At Rokeby. when ht u now bntler, Mra. Street remained in my 
borne till 1836, wben ibe married Mr. Grijfitbi, a reepeetable famur, at 

Jobn moolaon died at KelM in 1841. — (1842.) 

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briUiant baej, tbe onriTalled mamotr, wen all mbjwt 
to oooHknul eolipie, — 

" Aaia lU ttriap kk «•■« MMj'd, 

Erar and anon he paiued and looked round Um, lik* 
one half waking from a dream, mocked with ahadowi. 
The nd bewilderment of hii gan ihowed a momentary 
confoionmeH that, like Sanuon in the lap of the Fhilii- 
tine, "hia (trength wai pauing from hbn, and be wai 
becoming weak like nnto other men."* Tlwn came the 
(trong effort of arooied will — the cloud diiperaed as if 
before an irresistible current of purer air — all was bright 
and serene as of old — and then it dosed again in yet 
deeper darkness. 

During the early part of this winter the situation of 
Cadell and Ballantyne was hardly less painful, and still 
more embarrassing. What doubly and trebly perplexed 
them was, that while the MS. sent for press seemed worse 
every budget. Sir Walter's private letters to them, more 
especially on points of business, continued as clear in 
thought, and almost so in expression, as formerly; full 
of the old shrewdness, and firmness, and manly kindness, 
and even of the old good-humored pleasantry. About 
them, except the staggering penmanship, and here and 
there one word put down obviously for another, there 
was scarcely anything to indicate decayed vigor. It is 
not surprising that poor Ballantyne, in particular, should 
have shrunk from the notion that anything was amiss, — 
except the choice of an unfortunate subject, and the in- 
dulgence of more than common carelessness and rapidity 
in oomposition. He seems to have done so as he would 
from some horrid suggestion of the Devil; and aocord- 
ingly obeyed his natural sense of duty, by informing Sir 
Walter, in plain terms, that he considered the opening 
chapters of Count Bobert as decidedly inferior to any- 
thing that had ever before come from that pen. James 

> Utni<laotiin,Xaf t^dtloKXiMlnL > [Jadgv, nL] 



i^paui to hm dwelt ohitfly on the hopdeMUH of uy 
Bjrnatiiw tMa; aad be ii^ht certainly Iwra appealed 
to a long train of axamplee for tbe fatally which Memi 
to hang orer avtrj attempt to awahen anjrthing like a 
lively intereat about the perMnu and mannen of the gen- 
eration in qucition; the ohildieh formi and bigotriee, the 
weak pompa and drivelling pretenuoni, the miaerable 
plot! and treaoheriee, the tame wom-ont oivilixation of 
thoee European Chineee. The epoch on which Scott had 
fixed vu, however, one that brought theu doomed thivea 
of vanity and tupentition into contact with the vigorona 
barbarian both of wertem Chriitendom and the advan> 
cing Ottoman. Sir Walter had, yean before, been 
atruck with iti capabilities; > and who darei 3 eay that, 
had he executed the work when he sketched the outline 
of its plan, he might not have achieved as signal a tri- 
umph over all critical prejudices, as he had done when 
he rescued Scottish romance from the mawkish degrada- 
tion in which Waverley found it? 

In himself and hisown affairs there was enough to 
alarm and perplex him and all who watched him; but 
the aspect of the political horison ahKi pressed more heav- 
ily upon his spirit than it had ever done before. All the 
evils which he had apprehended from the rupture among 
the Tory leaders in the beginning of 1827 were now, in 
his opinion, about to be consummated. The high Pro- 
testant party, blinded by their resentment of Ok, aboUtion 
of the Test Act and the Boman C-tUlio disabilitiei, 
■eemed willing to run any risk for the purpose of driving 
the Duke of Wellington from the helm. The general 
election, occasioned by Ihe demise of the Crown, was 
held while the suocw^fu revolts in France and Belgium 
were fresh and uppenaost in every mind, and furnished 
fte Liberal candidates with captivating topics, of which 
they eagerly availed themselves. The result had consid- 
erably strengthened the old opposition in the House of 


Commou; ud s lingle vota, in which th* oltn-ToriM 
joined tlw Wliigf, mu ooniidend by tlie Miniitij m k 
ominoiu, tint thej inmitdiatoly letirad from offloa. Th* 
■uooeeding oabioet of Earl Orey included namaa idanti- 
fled, in Sostt'e view, with tba wildeit rage of innontion. 
Thair fltat atep waa to announce a bill of Parliamantaiy 
Befonn on a large wale, for which it waa aoon known 
they had Monred the warm penonal anpport of King 
William IV.; a circumstance the probability of which 
had, as we have seen, been contemplated by Sir Walter 
during the lait illneu of the Duke of York. Great dis- 
content prevailed, meanwhile, throughout the laboring 
classes of many districts, both commercial and rural. 
Every newspaper teemed with detail* of riot and inoen- 
diarism; and the selection of such an epoch of impatience 
and turbulence for a legislative experiment of the ez- 
tremest difficulty and delicacy — one, in fact, infinitely 
more important than had ever before been agitated within 
the forms of the constitution — was perhaps regarded by 
most grave and retired men with feelings near akin to 
those of the anxious and melancholy invalid at Abbota- 
ford. To aunoy him additionally, he found many emi- 
nent persons, who had hitherto avowed politics of hia own 
color, renouncing all their old tenets, and joining the cry 
of Beform, which to him sounded Revolution, as keenly 
as the keenest of those who had been through life consid- 
ered apostles of Bepublicanism. And I must also ob- 
serve, that as, notwithstanding his own steady Toryism, 
he had never allowed political differences to affect his 
private feelings towards friends and companions, so it 
now happened that among the few with whom he had 
daily intemourse there was hardly one he could look to 
for sympathy in his present reflections and anticipations. 
The affectionate Ijaidlaw had always been a stout Whig; 
he now hailed the coming changes as the beginning of 
a political millennium. Ballantyne, influenced probably 
by his new ghostly counaeUors, was by degrees leaning 



to ■ •imilu TMW of thiogt. CadeU, hu boolasUar, and 
now tho principal oonfldant and aisiiUnt from waak to 
waak in all hi* plans and ipwnilationi, wai a oool, in- 
floibk ipMimen of tha national charaetar, and had 
alwayi, I prMuma, oouidarad tha Tory eread aa a piaoa 
of waafaMM — to be pardonad, indaad, in a poat and an 
antiqnaiy, bnt at beat pitied in man of any other elan. 

Toward! the end of Norember, Sir Walter had an- 
other ilight tonoh of apoplexy. He reoovered hinueli 
withont aisiatance; but again ooninlted hii phyeioiana in 
Edinburgh, and l^ their advioe adopted a itill greater 
•ererity of regimen. 

The reader will now nndentand what hit frame and 
oondition of health and epirita were, at the time when he 
received from Ballaniyne a decided proteet againat tha 
novel on which he waa itruggling to fix tha ihattered 
energies of his memory and fancy. 


AssonvoBD, 8tk Dfc«nb«r, 18S0. 

Mr DEAB jAMia, — If I were like other authors, as 
I flatter myself I am not, I should "send you an order 
on my treasurer for a hundred ducats, wishing you all 
prosperity and a little more taste;"* but having never 
supposed that any abilities I ever had were of a perpetual 
texture, I am glad when friends tell me what I might be 
long in finding out myself. Mr. Cadell will show you 
what I have written to him. My present idea is to go 
abroad for a few months, if I hold together as long. So 
ended the Fathers of the Novel — Fielding and Smollett 
— and it would be no unprofessional finish for yours, 

Walteb Scott. 


ABBonFou), 6th Vtctmlm, 18Ml 
Mt DEAB Sm, — Although we are come near to a 
point to which every man knows he must oome, yet I 
> Aiekbilliop oi Gnosila, in OH Blai, 


Mknowltdgt I thought I might hnt pnt it oS for two 
orthrwTWHi (or it U hwd to kM <«•'• poww ol iroik- 
ing whra 700 haT* puftot Uton fw it. I do not Titv 
Juiw Ballu^jmo'i eritioint, although hia UndiMM wn 
not mak« him muiU* of it, m maoh ■■ u obkotioa to 
tho pwtionlsr topio, which it mmlj UMOaat, ■■ to my 
haTiag (libd to plauo him, u auiou ud faronial* 

idg(, and owtainljr • Ttiy good on*. It wonld bo looing 
«uidi to lay that tho namw an naUy no obj«itioo, or 
that thqr mii^t bo in MmM d«grN nnoothod off I7 adopt, 
ing mon modam Grooian. Thii it odd. I haro lata 
whtn a pUy or nortl wonld hare bien damntd b^ intn>> 
duotion of Maogngon or Masgroatlitrt, or other*, whioh 
you nitd to nad at a preftoe to Farintoih whi^i^ on 
tTtry ipirit ihopi— yet thti* hare been wrought into 
heroet. Jame* it, with many othtr kindly oritici, per- 
hapt in the predicament of an honett drunkard whtn 
crop-lick the next morning, who doei not auribt the 
malady to the wine he hat drunk, but to haying tarted 
tome particular diih at dinner whicii diiagieed with hit 
ttomach. The fact it, I have not only written a grtat 
deal, but, at Bobadil teachri hit companioni to fence, I 
hare taught a hundred gentlemen to write nearly at well, 
if not altdgetber to, at myielf . 

Now, inch being my beHef, I hare Icet, it it plain, the 
power of interetting the country, and ought, in juttica 
to all partiet, to retire, while I hare tome credit. But 
thit it an importrvnt itep, and I will not bo obitinata 
about it, if neceatary. I wuuld not act haitily, and ttill 
think it right to Mt up at least half a rolume. The tub- 
jeot it eiientially an excellent one. If it bringt to my 
friend J. B. certain prejadicei not unconnected, perhapi, 
with hit old preceptor, Mr. Whale, we may find wayi 
of obviating thit; but frankly, I cannot think of flinging 
atide the half-finiihed volume, at if it were a corked 
bottle of wine. If then ia a deciaive reaolntion for lay- 
ing atide Count Robert (which I almoit with 1 had 

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mmti Ann* CobimuX I lUl boI miUj prartll m 
mjTMlf to Ugin uothwr. 

1 maj pcrhaiM teln a trip to tbt ContiiMat fo-r a jut 
«r two, if I find Othallo'i oooupation gon*, or latbtr 
Otbdlo't nputatioH, Jainw M«nu to hare takm hi* 
Mnponlt — yotbaiNtaPhanaUa. I hop* your ooU 
U g«ttia( bottor. I am tomptod to nT, a* Uotnnir lan 

"ZoHKbt kOTkMkk»lk>ktaattob>ibkr"i 
Thor* U a mj mattrial ooniideration bow a (aUnt of 
Count Bobort migbt affoot tbo Magnum, wbiob b a main 
object. So tbi< ii all at pnant bom, d«ar iir, yonrt 
TOj faithfully, 

Waltes Scott. 

ABBomoBD, ftk DMMiWr. ISK. 
Mr cur Cadxix, — I lend yon (boot B of tbe un> 
Inoky Counc — it will do littl* barm to oorrect it, wbethar 
we ultimately ute it or no; for the mt we muit do a* 
we doa, ae my mother uied to ay. I could reduoe 
many ezpeniee in a foreign country, eepeoially equipage 
and living, which in this country I oonld not do so well. 
But it ii matter of lerioui ooniidention, and we bare 
time before ue to think. I write to you rather than Bal- 
kntyne, beoanie be ii not well, and I look on yon h 
h a r de n ed againet wind and weather, whereat 

" Mo M a iMk agdKt OlMlo'i bnMt, 
Aid Im Mtlni." • 

Bnt we muBt brave bad weather aa well aa bear it. 

I Hud a volume of the interleaved Magnum. I know 
not whether yon will carry on that nhisme or not at 
preeen . I am yonn linoeraly, 

Walter Soott. 

P. 8. —I expect Manhal Bouimont and a Freacli 

• in King Barf 17. Act IV. Smtt t 

• CMWb, Art V. Sew a. 




Minister, Baron d'Hanuez, here to-daj, to my no amall 
discomfort, as you may believe; for I would rather be 

TO THX sun. 

Abbotstobd, 12t]i Deeonbar, 1680. 
Mt deab Sib, — I am much obliged for your kind 
letter, and have taken a more full review of the whole 
affair than I was able to do at &rst. There were many 
cireumstances in the matter which you and J. B. could 
not be aware of, and which, if you were aware of, might 
have influenced your judgment, which had, and yet have, 
a most powerful effect upon mine. The deaths of both 
my father and mother have been preceded by a paralytic 
shook. My father survived it for nearly two years — 
a melancholy respite, and not to be desired. I was 
alarmed with Miss Young's morning visit, when, as you 
know, I lost my speech. The medical people said it was 
from the stomach, which might be ; but while there is a 
doubt on a point so alarming, you will not wonder that 
the subject, or, to use Hare's lingo, the shot, should be 
a little anxious. I restricted all my creature comforts, 
which were never excessive, within a single cigar and a 
small wine-glass of spirits per day. But one night last 
month, when I had a friend with me, I had a slight ver- 
tigo when going to bed, and fell down in my dressing- 
room, though but for one instant. Upon this I wrote to 
Dr. Abercrombie, and in consequence of his advice, I 
have restricted myself yet farther, and have cut off the 
cigar, and almost half of the mountain-dew. Now, in 
the midst of all this, I began my work with as much 
attention as I could; and having taken pains with my 
story, I find it is not relished, nor indeed tolerated, by 
those who have no interest in condemning it, but a strong 
interest in putting even a face upon their consciences. 
Was not this, in die circumstances, a damper to an in- 
Talid, already afraid that the sharp edge might be taken 




off hia intdleot, tbongh he was not himself sensible of 
that? and did it not seem, of coarse, that nature was 
rather calling for repose than for further efforts in a very 
exciting and feverish style of composition? It would 
hare been the height of injustice and cruelty to impute 
want of friendship or sympathy to J. B.'s discharge of 
a doubtful, and I am sensible, a perilous task. True, 

*' The fint bringvr of nnweloonu new* 
Hath but a loonff oiBn " * — 

and it is a failing in the temper of the most equal-minded 
men, that we find them liable to be leas pleased with the 
tidings that they have fallen short of their aim, than if 
they had been told they had bit the mark ; but I never 
had the least thought of blaming him, and indeed my 
confidence in his judgment is the most forcible part of 
the whole affair. It is the consciousness of his sincerity 
which makea me doubt whether I can proceed with the 
County Paris. 1 am most anxious to do justice to all 
concerned, and yet, for the soul of me, I cannot aee what 
ia likely to turn out for the best. I might attempt the 
Perilous Castle of Douglas, but I fear the subject is too 
much used, and that I might again fail in it. Then 
being idle will never do, for a thouaand reasons : All this 
I am thinking of till I am half sick. I wish J'mes, 
who gives such stout advice when he thinks we are wrong, 
would tell ua how to put things right. One is tempted 
to cry, "Woe worth theel is there no help in thee?" 
Perhaps it may be better to take no resolution till we all 
meet together. 

I certainly am quite decided to fulfil all my engage- 
ments, and, so far as I can, discharge the part of an 
honeat man; and if anything can be done meantime for 
the Magnum, I shall be glad to do it. 

I trust James and you will get afloat next Saturday. 
Yon will think me like Murray in the farce, — "I eat 
well, drink well, and sleep well, but that's all, Tom, 
1 td Kitig Bmry 7F. Aet L Stmt 1. 





that's 8ll."i We will wear the thing thnragh one way 
or other if we were onoe afloat; but you aee all this is 
a scrape. Yours truly, 

W. Scott. 

This letter, Mr. Cadell says, "struck both James B. 
and myself with dismay." They resolved to go out to 
Abbotsford, but not for a few days, because a general 
meeting of the creditors was at hand, and there was rea- 
son to hope that its results would .enable them to appear 
as the bearers of sundry pieces of good news. Mean- 
time, Sir Walter himself rallied considerably, and re- 
solved, by way of testing bis powers, while the novel 
hung suspended, to write a fourth epistle of Mabobi 
Malagrowther on the public affairs of the period. The 
announcement of a political dissertation, at such a mo- 
ment of universal excitement, and from a hand already 
trembling under the misgivings of a fatal malady, might 
weU have filled Cadell and BaUantyne with new "dis- 
may," even bad they both been prepared to adopt, in the 
fullest extent, such views of the dangers of our state, 
and the remedies for them, as their friend was likely to 
dwell upon. They agreed that whatever they couM 
safely do to avert this experiment must be done. Indeed 
they were both equally anxious to find, if it could be 
found, the means of withdrawing him from all literary 
hibor, save only that of annotating his former novels. 
But they were not the only persons who had been, and 
then were, exerting all their art for that same purpose. 
His kind and skilful physicians. Doctors Abercrombie 
and Boss of Edinburgh, had over and over preached the 
same doctrine, and assured him that if he persisted in 
working his brain, nothing could prevent his malady from 
recurring, erelong, in redoubled severity. He answered, 
"As for bidding me not work, MoUy might as well put 
the kettle on the fire, and say, JVbw, don't boU." To 
> Sir IfaA Cham, in th. Jmo. of A Bolamlfir m OhVer. 



myself, when I Tentnred to address him in a similar 
strain, he replied: "I understand yon, and 1 thank you 
from my heart, but I must tell you at once how it is with 
me. I am not sure that I am quite mjrs^-tif in all things; 
but I am sure that in one point there is no change. I 
mean, that I foresee distinctly that if I were to ha idle 
I should go mad. In comparison to this, death is no 
risk to shrink from." 

The meeting of trustees and creditors took place on 
the 17th — Mr. George • orbes (brother to the late Sir 
William) in the chair. There was then announced an- 
other dividend on the Ballantyne estate of three shillings 
u the pound — thrs reducing the original amount of the 
debt to about X54,000. It had bmn not unnaturally 
apprehended that the convulsed state of politics might 
have checked the sale of the Magnum G^us; but this 
does not seem to have been the case to any extent worth 
notice. The meeting was numerous — and, not con- 
tented with a renewed vote of thanks to their debtor, 
they passed unanimously the following resolution, which 
was moved by Mr. (now Sir James) Gibson-Craig, and 
seconded by the Ute Mr. Thomas Allan — both, by the 
way, leading Whigs: — "That Sir Walter Scott be re- 
quested to accept of his furniture, plate, linens, paint- 
ings, library, and curiosities of every description, as the 
best means the creditors have of expressing their very 
high sense of his most honorable conduct, and in grateful 
acknowledgment for the unparalleled and most successful 
exertions he has made, and continues to make, for them." 

Sir Walter's letter, in answer to the chairman's com- 
munication, was as follows : — 


ABBonrOBD, DaMmbar 18, 183a 
Mt deab Sib, — I was greatly delighted with the con- 
tents of your letter, which not only enables me to eat 






MT. J9 

with my own apoons, and rtudy my own books, but girei 
me the atUl higher gratifloation of knowing that ray con- 
duct ha« been approved by those who were concerned. 

The beat thanks which I can return is by continuing 
my earnest and unceasing attention — which, with a 
moderate degree of the good fortune which has hitherto 
attended my efiforts, may enable me to bring these affairs 
to a fortunate conclusion. This will be the best way in 
which I can show my sense of the kind and gentleman- 
like manner in which the meeting have acted. 

To yourself, my dear sir, I can only say, that good 
news become doubly acceptable when transmitted through 
a friendly channel; and considering my long and inti- 
mate acquaintance with your excellent brother and fa- 
ther, as well as yourself and other members of your 
famUy, your letter must be valuable in reference to the 
hand from which it comes, as weU as to the information 
which it contains. 

I am sensible of your uniform kindness, and the pre- 
sent instance of it. Very much, my dear sir, your 
obliged humble servant, 

Waltee Scott. 

On the 18th, Cadell and Ballantyne proceeded to Ab- 
botsford, and found Sir Walter in a pUcid state— hav- 
ing evidenUy been much soothed and gratified with the 
tidings from Edinburgh. His whole appearance was 
greatly better than they had ventured to mticipafa; and 
deferring literary questions tiU the morning, he made 
this gift from his creditors the chief subject of his con- 
versation. He said it had taken a heavy load off his 
mmd: he apprehended that, even if his future works 
should produce little aoney, the profits of the Magnum, 
during a limited number of years, with the sum which 
had been insured on his life, would be sufficient to obUt- 
erate the remaining moiety of the BaUantyne debt: he 
considered the library and museum now conveyed tj him 

If 1 1 



M worth at tie least £10,000. and thu would enable him 
to miJce some provision for his younger children. He 
said that he designed to execute hU hut will without 
delay, and detailed to his friends aU the particular, which 
the document ultimately embraced. He mentioned to 
them ^at he had recently received, through the Urd 
Uuief-Commusioner Adam, a messige from the new 
S'l,"T* u^ hi. Majesty's disposition to keep in 
mmd his late brother's kind intentions with regard to 
CWles Scott; and altogether his talk. though%rave^ 
and on grave topics, was the reverse of melancholy 

Next morning in Sir Walter's st^dy, Ballautyne read 
aloud tiw pohtical essay-which had (after the old 
fashion) grown to an extent far beyond what the author 
contempUted when he began his task. To print it in 
the Weekly Journal, as originally proposed, would now 
be hardly compatible with the limits of that paper: Sir 
Walter had resolved on a separate publication. 

I believe no one ever saw this performance but the 
bojkseller, the prmtor. and WiUiam Laidlaw: and I 
cannot pretend to have gathered any clear notion of ite 
contents, except that the panacea was the reimposition 
of the moome tax; and that after much reasonine in 
support of this measure, Sir Walter attacked the prin- 
ciple of Parhamentary Reform in toto. We need hardly 
suppose that he advanced any objections which would 
seem new to the studento of the debates in both Houses 
during 1881 and 1882, hU logic carried no conviction to 
tlie breast of his faithful amanuensis; but Mr. Laidlaw 
Msures me, nevertheless, that in his opinion no oomposi- 
tion of Sir Walter's happiest day contained anyaLie 
more admirable than the burste of indigmmt and pathetic 
eloquence whjoh here and there "set off a halting argu- 

The critical arbiters, however, concurred inconden-n- 
W^lt'Tl"^™- C'^«"»Meont. Reassured ir 
Walter, that from not being in the habit of reading the 




iMwipipen and periodioal worla of the day, ha had 
faUen behind the common rate of ^nfonnation on qnei- 
tioni of praotioal policy; that the viem he wai enforaiag 
had been already expounded by many Toriei, and tri- 
umphantly answered by organs of the Liberal party; but 
that, be the intrinsic valae and merit of these political 
doctrines what they might, he was quite certain that to 
put them forth at that season would be a measure of ex- 
treme danger for the author's personal interest: that it 
would throw a cloud over his general popularity, array 
a hundred active pens against any new work of another 
class that might soon follow, and perhaps even interrupt 
the hitherto splendid success of the Collection on which so 
much depended. On all these points Ballantyne, though 
with hesitation and difBdenoe, professed himself to be of 
Cadell's opinion. There ensued a scene of a very un- 
pleasant sort; but by and by a kind of compromise was 
agreed to: — the plan of n separate pamphlet, with the 
well-known nom de guerre of Malachi, was dropt; and 
Ballantyne was to stretch his columns so as to find room 
for the lucubration, adopting all possible means to mys- 
tify the public as to its parentage. This was the under- 
standing when the conference broke up; but the unfortu- 
nate manuscript was soon afterwards committed to the 
flames. James Ballantyne accompanied the proof sheet 
with many minute criticisms on the conduct as well as 
expression of the argument; the author's temper gave 
way — and the commentary shared the fate of the text. 

Mr. Cadell opens a very brief account of this affair 
with expressing his opinion, that "Sir Walter never 
recovered it;" and he ends with an altogether needless 
apology for his own part in it. He did only what was 
his du^ by his venerated friend; and he did it, I d.-ubt 
not, as kindly in manner ac in spirit. Even if ibe fourth 
Epistle of Malachi had been more like its precursors 
than I can well suppose it to have been, nothing could 
have been more unfortunate for Sir Walter than to come 

■i^J#^ ^-.r>'-Jfl|fc^ . 

From tkt faint ing by Sir John Wat, on Gordon 

Ml. 59 





111. I, 


forward at that momuit u • promiiwnt uiUgon!«t of Be- 
farm. Suoh an appearaooa might very pouibly hare bad 
the ooaaaqoenow to which tha bookwller pointed in hia 
ramoutranoa; but at all vranta it miut have inTolred 
him in a mai* of repliaa and rejoinden; and I think it 
too probable that loina of the fien- di^putanU of tha 
periodioal prcH, if not of St. Stephen*! Chapel, might 
hare been ingeniona enough to conneot any real or fan- 
cied flawi in hia argument with thoee oirounutanoea in 
hit penonal condition which had for ume time been 
darkening hia own refleotiona with dim auguriea of tha 
fate of Swift and Marlborough. Hia reception of Bal- 
lantyne'e affectionate candor may enggeit what the effect 
of really hoatile oriticiam would have been. The end 
waa. that neing how much he atood in need of loma 
comfort, the printer and bookaeller concurred in urging 
him not to deapair of Count Robert. They aanired him 
that he had attached too much importance to what bad 
formerly been wid about the defecto of ita opening chsp> 
ten; and he agreed to renune the novel, which neither 
of them ever expected he wouU live to finish. "If wa 
did wrong," aaya Cadell, "we did it for the beat: we felt 
that to have spoken out aa fairly on thia aa we had dona 
on the other rabjeot, would have been to make ouraelvea 
the beareiB of a death-wanant." I hope there are not 
many men who would have acted otherwiie in theb pain- 
ful aituation. 

On the 20th, after a long interval, Sir Walter once 
more took up hia Journal: but the entries are few and 
short: — e. g. 

Deeemier 20, 1830, — Vacation and session are now the 
same to me. The long remove must then be looked to for 
the final signal to break up, and that is a serious thought. 

A circumstance of gi«at consequence to my habits and 
comforts was my being released from the Court of Ses- 
sion. My saliuy, which was jBlSOO, waa reduced to 


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1 8 SIR WALTER SCOTT mt. $9 

X800. My friend*, Mora iMring oOoe, wn« deiinmi 
to patch up the dcfloienoj with a pantioii. I did not ••• 
wtll how they could do thU withont being charged with 
obloqoy, which they shall not be on my account. Be 
■idee, though X600 a year i« a round eum, yet I would 
rather be independent than I would hate it. 

My kind friend, the Lord CUef-Commiuioner, offered 
to interfere to have me named a Privy Councillor. But 
beeidei that when one ie old and poor one ihould avoid 
taking rank, I would be much happier if I thought any 
act of kindncH wae done to help forward Charlei; and 
having iaid to much, I made my bow, and decUred my 
purpou of remaining Mtiafled with my knighthood. All 
this is rather pleasing. Yet much of it looks like wind- 
ing up my buttom for the rest of my life. But there is 
a worse symptom of settling aocompta, of which I have 
felt some signs. Ever sinoe my fall in February, it is 
very certain that I have seemed to speak with an impedi- 
ment. To add to this, I have the constant increase of 
my lameness — the thigh- joint, knee-joint, and ankle- 
joint. I move with great pain in the whole limb, and 
am at every minute, during an hour's walk, reminded of 
my mortality. I should not care for all this, if I were 
sure of dying handsomely; and Cadell's calculations 
might be sufficiently Arm, though the author of Waver- 
ley had pulled on his last nightcap. Nay they might 
be even more trustworthy, if Kemains and iViemoirs, and 
such like, were to give a sest to the postbnmoiu. But 
the fear is, lest the blow be not sufficient to destroy life, 
and that I should linger on, "a driveller and a show." ' 

December 24. — This morning died my old acquaint- 
ance and good fnond. Miss Bell Ferguson, a woman of 
the most excellent conditions. The last two, or almost 
three years, were very sickly, A bittor cold day. Anne 
drove me over to Huntly Bum. I found Colonel Fergn- 
1 JoLuga'i FaaJtjt <if Human WUIitt. 




loB, and CipUin John, R. N., in dwp ■fliotion, npeot- 
tag Sir Adun hoatij. I wrote to Walter about tlw pro- 
jwt of mj will. 

Dtcmhtr 29.— Attended poor Miw Bell Tngaioa'i 
fonetal. I tat bjr the Rererend Mr. Thonuon. Thongh 
ton yean younger than me, I found the barrier between 
him and me much broken down.' The di£Ferenoe of ten 
yean i« little after eixty hai paued. In a coU day I 
•aw poor Bell laid in her ooU bed. Life nerer parted 
with a leH effort. 

Januarj/ 1, 1881.— I cannot lay the world opent 
pleauntly for me thia new year. Then are many thingi 
for which I have reaaon to U thankful; especially that 
Cadell'i plana leem to have aucceeded — and he augun 
that the neat two yean wiU well-nigh clear me. But I 
feel mywlf decidedly weaker in point of health, and am 
now .onflrraed I have had a paralytic touch. I ipeak 
and read with embarraMment, and even my handwriting 
•eema to atammer. Thia general failure 

" Wilk moiul erUa datb ixntoad, 
Mj (Uyi to apprDpinqat u cad."* 

I am not lolicitons about thia, only if I were worthy I 
(ImI)* ""■ ^'*' '"™~°'' •* "•J^-^^o". iM S8ih Ootobar, 184a - 
[Thi. old hUnd. ud MMdM. ta a,™ Club, ,., r«llT mm 
n r^,S^ f '^'""' '"'^ •*•» >"" 1, 1T78. 
MOB, ho kod olw. J. d«i„d tob..punUt,«,dtothatMHlh«li.lta 
-^.Jn.^' "iTontag. of aach«i«n a. «un. i„ W. way. H. 

•ad J™" ""I J"" »•» paat, thoogh h. .a. luu.p.r.d b, hi. «at of 

S^ ^~1«>«P. P".t.r of U. a™. Th. aamborof hi. piclCaa i, 
««n..h.t ""•'k.U., eoaddoring that hia Ufa a. «. artat oooJrtad ,itk 
th. otepM.'. falthf al di«ih«i. of hia D.nohi.1 duti«.] 



would pray God for a sudden death, and no interregnuia 
between I cease to exeroiae reason and I cease to exist. 

January 6. — Very indifferent, with more awkward 
feelings than I can well bear up against. My voice 
sunk and my head strangely confused. When I begin to 
form my ideas for conversation, expressions fail me; yet 
in solitude they are sufficiently arranged. I incline to 
hold that these ugly symptoms are the work of imagina- 
tion ; but, as Dr. Adam Ferguson — a firm man, if ever 
there was one in the world — said on such an occasion, 
what U vjorae than imagination f As Anne was vexed 
and frightened, I allowed her to send for young CUrkson. 
Of course he could tell but little save what I knew before. 

January 7. — A fine frosty day, and my spirits lighter. 
I have a letter of great comfort from Walter, who, in a 
manly, haudsome, and dutiful manner, expresses his de- 
sire to possess the library and movables of every kind 
at Abbotsford, with such a valuation laid upon them as 
I shall choose to impose. This removes the only delay 
to making my will. 

January 8. — Spent much time in writing instructions 
for my last will and testament. Have up two boys for 
shop-lifting — remained at Galashiels till four o'clock, 
and returned starved. Could work none, and was idle 
all evening — try to-morrow. — Jan. 9. Went over to 
Galashiels, and was busied the whole time till. three 
o'clock about a petty thieving affair, and had before me 
a pair of gallows-birds, to whom I could say nothing for 
total want of proof, except, like the sapient Elbow, "thou 
shalt continue there, know thou, thou shalt continue."' 
A little gallows-brood they were, and their fate will catch 
it. Sleepy, idle, and exhausted on this. Wrought little 
or none in the evening. — Jan. 10. Wrote a long letter 
> [Ituum/cr Unum, Aot U. Scui 1.] 



to Heniy Soott, who ia a fine fellow, as ' what I call a 
Heart of Gold. He has Bound parta, go J fftuse, and i' 
a true man. O that I could aee a strong jk' •; Kmded 
together for the King and countiy, and if I see I can 
do anything, or have a chance of it, I will not fear for 
the skin-cuUing. It is the selfishness of this generation 
that drives me mad. 

** A hnodred pounds ? 
Hal tlioD bait tonoli'd me DMrly." ' 

The letter here alluded to contains some striking sen- 
tences: — 

AsBonFORD, 10th January, 1831. 
MtdeabHenbt, . . . Unassisted by any intercourse 
with the existing world, but thinking over the present 
state of matters with all the attention in my power, I see 
but one line which can be taken by public men. that is 
really open, manly, and consistent. In the medical peo- 
ple's phrase, Prindpiii, obtta: Oppose anything that 
can in principle innovate on the Constitution, which has 
placed Great Britain at the head of the world, and will 
keep her there, unless she chooses to descend of her own 
accord from that eminence. There may, for aught I 
know, be with many people reasons for deranging it; but 
I take it on the broad basis that nothing will be ulti- 
mately gained by any one who is not prepared to go full 
republican lengths. To place elections on a more popu- 
lar foot, would produce advantage in no view whatever. 
Increasing the numbers of the electors would not distinl 
guish them with more judgment for selecting a candidate, 
nor render them less venal, though it might make their 

■ nt Critic, Act n. Som? 1. 

• [H. neoMdgd hii (athn ■• Bamn Polirvth b 1841. Ha dM in 



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price obeaper. But it would expose them to a worse 
species of corruption than that of money— the same that 
has been and is practised more or less in all republics — 
I mean, that the inteUects of the people wiU be liable to 
be besotted by oratory ad eaptandum, -more dangeroua 
than the worst intoxicating liquors. As for the chance 
of a beneacial alteration in the representatives, wt need 
only pomt t» Preston, and other suchlike places, for ex- 
amples of the sense, modesty, and merit which would be 
added to our legislation by a democratic extension of the 
franchise. To answer these doubts, I find one general 
reply among those not actually calling themselves Whigg 
— who are now too deeply pledged to acknowledge their 
own rashness. AU others reply by a reference to the 
ipmt of the peop/e — intimating a passive, though appar. 
eudy unwilling resignation to the will of the multitude. 
When you bnng them to the point, they grant aU the 
dangers you state, and then comes their melancholy 
What am wedof The fact is, these timid men see they 
axe likely t» be called on for a pecuniary sacrifice, in 
the way of meome-tax or otherwise — perhaps for mili- 
tary service in some constitutional fashion — certainly to 
exert themselves in various ways; and rather than do so 
they will let the public take a risk. An able yonne 
man, not too much afraid of his own voice, nor ove ' 
modest, but who remembers that any one who can speak 
intelligibly is always taken current at the price at which 
he estimates himself, might at this crisis do much by 
tearing off the liniments with which they are daubing the 
wounds of the country, and crying peacel peacel when 
we are steering full sail towards civil war. 

»u "°l,n^ *'"''"S'' ^ remember weU a similar crisis. 
About 1792, when I was entering life, the admiration of 
t*e godlike system of the French Revolution was so rife 
that only a few old-fashioned Jacobites and the like ven- 
tured to hint a preference for the land they Hved in- or 
pretended to doubt that the new principle, miut be in- 




fused Kito OUT worn-out constitution. Burke appeared, 
and all the gibberish about the superior legislation of the 
French dissolved like an enchanted castle when the des- 
tined knight blows his horn before it. The talents 

the ahnost prophetic powers of Burke are not needed on 
this occasion, for men can now argue from the past. We 
can point to the old British ensign floating from the Brit- 
ish citadel; while the tricolor has been to gather up from 
the mire and blood— the shambles of a thousand defeats 
—a prosperous standard t» rally under. Still, however, 
this is a moment of dulness and universal apathy, and 
I fear that, unless an Orlando should blow the horn, it 
might fail to awaken the sleepers. But though we can- 
not do all, we should at least do each of us whatever we 

I would fain have a society formed for extending mu- 
tual understanding. Place yourselves at the head, and 
call yourselves Sons of St. Andrew — anything or nothing 
— but let there be a mutual understanding. Unite and 
combine. You will be surprised to see how soon you 
will become fashionable. It was by something of this 
kind that the stand was made in 1791-2; vis unita 
fortior. I earnestly recommend to Charles Baillie, 
Johnston of Alva, and yourself, to lose no opportunity 
to gather together the opinions of your friends — espe- 
cially of your companions; for it is only among the 
young, I am sorry to say, that energy and real patriotism 
are now to be found. If it should be thought fit to 
admit Peers, which will depend on the plans and objects 
adopted, our Chief ought naturally to be at the head. 
As for myself, no personal interests shaU prevent my 
domg my best in the cause which 1 have always con- 
ceived to be that of my country. But I suspect there ia 
htUe of me left to make my services worth the havine 
Why should not old Scotland have a party among h^r 
own children?- Yours very sincerely, my dear Henry, 

Walter Scott. 

24 SIR WALTER SCOTT jut. 59 

DiART — January 11. — Wrote and a«iit off about 
three o( my own pages in the morning, then walked with 
Swanston. I tried to write before dinner, but, with 
drowsiness and pain in my head, made little way. A 
man carries no scales about him to ascertain his own 
value. I always remember the prayer of Virgil's sailor 
in extremity : — 

" Non jun priflu peto HaMtlieiia, Deo t1iio«i« mHo, 
Qiuaqnam O I — S«d «Dp«niit qoibiw boo. NoptnjM, dodlitl I 
Extromoa podeat rediui« : boo TJnoite, ciTU, 
£t probibote nefio I " ^ 

We must to our oar; but I think this and another are all 
tk-.t CTen success would tempt me to write. 

January 17 1 had written two hours, when various 

visitors began to drop in. I was sick of these interrup- 
tions, and dismissed Mr. Laidlaw, having no hope of 
resuming my theme with spirit. God send me more lei- 
sure and fewer friends to peck it away by tea-spoonfuls. 
— Another fool sends to entreat an autograph, which he 
should be as ashamed in civility to ask, as I am to deny. 
I got notice of poor Henry Mackenzie's death. He has 
long maintained a niche in Scottish literature, gayest of 
the gay, though most sensitive of the sentimental. 

January 18. — Dictated to Laidlaw till about one 
o'clock, duiiug 'vhich time it was rainy. Afterwards 1 
walked, sliding about in the mud, and very uncomfortable. 
In fact, there is no mistaking the three sufficients,' and 
Fate is now straitening its circumvallab^ons around me. 

" Como vbAt eome uimj, 
Tuno and tbo boor nm tbronf h tbo ro Jgboit day." * 

January 19 — Mr. Laidlaw came down at ton, and 
we wrote till one. — This is an important help to me, 

• ^nad, V. 194-197. 

■ Sir W. •Uodoa to Mn. Fioid'i tala of n< lira Warnimst. 

> i£ic6et«, Aot L Se«w 3. 




u it Bares both my eyesight and nerrea, which hut are 
cruelly affected by finding those who look out of the 
windows grow gradually darker and darker.* Rode out, 
or, inore properly, was carried out into the woods to see 
the course of a new road, which may serve to carry off 
the thinnings of the trees, and for rides. It is very well 
lined, and will serve both for beauty and convenience. 
Mr. Laidlaw engages to comd bb?k to dinner, and finish 
two or three more pages. Met my agreeable and lady- 
like neighbor, Mrs. Brewster, on my pony, and I wai 
actually ashamed to be seen by her. 

** Sir Dennis Brand I nod on to poor n itood 1 " * 

I believe detestable folly of this kind is the very last 
that leaves iis. One would have thought I ought to 
have little vanity at this time o' day; but it is an abid- 
ing appurtenance of the old Adam, and I write for pen- 
ance what, like a fool, I actually felt. I think the peep, 
real or imaginary, at the gates of death should have 
given me firmness not to mind little afflictions. 

On the 81st of January, Miss Scott being too nnwell 
for a journey. Sir Walter went alone to Edinburgh for 
the purpose of executing his last will. He (for the first 
time in his native town) took up his quarters at a hotel; 
but the noise of the street disturbed him during the night 
(another evidence how much his nervous system had been 
shattered), and next day he was persuaded to remove t» 
his bookseller's house in Atholl Crescent. In the apart- 
ment allotted to him there, he found several little pieces 
of furniture which some kind person had purchased for 
him at the sale in Castle Street, and which he presented 
to Mrs. Cadell. "Here," says his letter to Mrs. Lock- 
hart, "I saw various things that belonged to poor No. 
39. .( had many sad thoughts on seeing and handling 
> [I!odM.ziL8.] >Cnbb<'i£(ir<i<i^Uttniiil. 






iBT. 59 

them — but they are in kind keeping, and I wai glad 
they bad not gone to strangen." 

There came on, next day, a atorm of snoh MTerity that 
he bad to remain under tiiis friendly roof until the 9th 
of February. Hia host peroeiTed that be was unfit for 
any company but the quietest, and had sometimes one 
old friend, Mr. Thomson,* Mr. Clerk, or Mr. Skene, to 

dinner — but no more. He seemed glad to see them 

but they all observed him with pain. He never took the 
lead in conversation, and often remained altogether silent. 
In the mornings ho wrote usually for several hours at 
Count Robert; and Mr. Cadell remembers in particular, 
that on Ballantyne's reminding him that a motto was 
wanted for one of the chapters already finished, he looked 
out for a moment at the gloomy weather, and penned 
these lines : — 

" The itorm inonHM — *t !• no innny ihoww, 
Foater'd in the nioijt breut of Mareh or April, 
Or Huoh u pushed Sominer cooU his lips with. 
Hearen'K windows are flung wide ; the inmost despa 
Call in hoarse greeting one upon another ; 
On cornea the flood in all its foaming horrors, 
And where 's the dike ahall stop it 7 

TliM Deluge ! a Fera." 

On the 4th February, the will was signed, and attested 
by Nieolson, to whom Sir Walter explained the nature 
of the document, adding, "I deposit it for safety in Mr. 
Cadell's bands, and I still hope it may be long before he 
has occasion to produce it." Poor Nieolson was much 
agitated, but stammered out a deep amen. 

Another object of this journey was to consult, on the 
advice of Dr. Ebenezer Clarkson, a skilful mechanist, 
by name li'ortvne, about a contrivance for the support of 
the lame limb, which had of late given him much pain, 
as well as inconvenience. Mr. Fortune produced a clever 

1 [This old and near friend, the Deputy Clerk.Register of Scotland, in 
1S32 sneeeeded Sir Walter aa President of the Bannatjna Clnb. He 
died Octaher 2, 1862, in hia eightr-fomth year.] 



pieoe of handiwork, and Sir Walter felt at flrat great re- 
lief from the lue of it: inaomuch that bis spirits rose to 
quite the old pitch, and his letter to me upon the occasion 
overflows with merry applications of ' jndry niit-giTi^iT an^ 

Teraes about Fortune. "Forta Fortuna adjwsat" 

he says — "never more sing I 

*Fortiiaa, my Fo«, irhy doit tlum fioini on mt F 
And wUl my Fortoos nerer better b« P 
Wilt tlion, 1 My, fortTer bn«d my pAin t 
And wilt thoo nvVmtnrn my Joysagiinf '^ 

"No — let my ditty be henceforth : — 

* Forton*. uy Friend, liow well tlion fnToniMt m« 1 
A kinder Fortime nuu did nerer lee I 
Thon propp'st my thigh, thon ridd'et my knee of pnin, 
I'll walk, Illmonnt,— I'Ubenmanigain.'" 

This expedient was tmdoubtedly of considerable ser- 
vice; but the use of it was not, after a short interval, so 
easy as at first: it often needed some little repair, too, 
and then in its absence he felt himself more helpless than 
before. Even then, however, the name was sure to 
tempt some ludicrous twisting of words. A little after 
this time he dictated a reviewal (never published) of a 
book called Bobson's British Herald; and in mentioning 
it to me, he says, "I have given Laidlaw a long spell 
to-day at the saltires and fesses. No thanks to me, for 
my machine is away to be tightened in one bit, and loos- 
ened in another. I was telling Willie Laidlaw that I 
might adopt, with a slight difference, the motto of the 
noble Tullibardine, — ' Furth Fortune and Me the Fet- 

Of this exoiwsion to Edinburgh, the Diary says: 

Abbotsford, February 9 The snow became impass- 
able, and in Edinburgh I remained immovably fixed for 

^ I beliere tliia I« the only Teree of the old eong (often alluded to by 
Shakeepeare and hia oontemponriea) that haa aa yet been ncorered. 
■ **Fia the fet.;ers," in the originaL No bad motto for the Dnke of 
-■"a anoaaton — great pradalwy ebiatl «t the Highland frontier. 


ten days, never getting out of doon, nve once or twice 
to dinner, when I went and returned in a ledan-cliair. 
Cadell made a point of my coming to hit excellent honae, 
where I had no leas excellent an apartment, and the most 
kind treatment; that it, no making a show of me, for 
which I was in but bad tune. Aberorombie and Boss 
had me bled with cupping-glasses, reduced me con- 
foundedly, and restricted me of all creatuts comforts. 
Bnt they did me good, as I am sure they sincerely meant 
to do; I got rid of a giddy feeling, which I had been 
plagued with, and have certainly returned much better. 
I did not neglect my testamentary affairs. I executed 
my last will, leaving Walter burdened with £1000 to 
Sophia, £2000 t» Anne, and the same to Charles. He 
is to advance them this money if they want it; if not, to 
pay them interest. All this is his own choice, otherwise 
I would have sold the books and rattletraps. I have 
made provisions for clearing my estate by my publica- 
tions, should it be possible; and should that prove possi- 
ble, from the time of such clearance being effected, to 
be a fund available to all my children who shall be alive 
or leave representatives. My bequests must many of 
them seem hypothetical. 

During this unexpected stay in town I dined with the 
lord Chief-Commissioner, with the Skenea twice, with 
Lord Medwyn, and was as happy as anxiety about my 
daughter would permit me. The appearance of the 
streets was most desohite; the hackney-coaches strolling 
about like ghosts with four horses; the foot pasaengera 
few, except the lowest of the people. I wrote a good 
deal of Count Robert, —yet, I cannot teU why, my pen 
stammers egregiously, and I write horridly incorrect. I 
longed to have friend Laidhiw's assistance. 

A heavy and most effective thaw coming on, I got 
home about five at night, and found the haugh covered 
with water — dogs, pigs, cows, to say nothing of human 
beings, all that slept at the o£Bces, in danger of being 

1 83 1 THE REFORM BILL 39 

drowned. They came up to the mnaiion-honn kbont 
midnight, with raoh varioiu clamor, that An- 1 thought 
we were attaoked b; Captain Swing and all the Radicali. 

After this the Diarj offen but a few nnimii<)rtant en- 
triee during MTeral weeks. He oontinuod working at 
the Novel, and when diaoouragad about it, gave a day to 
hia article on Heraldry: but he never omitted toipend 
many hours, either in writing or in dictating something; 
"and LaidUw, when he came down a few minutes beyond 
the appointed time, was sure to be rebuked. At the be- 
ginnbg of March, he was anew roused about political 
affairs; and bestowed four days on drawing up an ad- 
dress against the Reform Bill, which he designed to be 
adopted by the Freeholders of the Forest. Thoy, how- 
ever, preferred a shorter one from the pen of a plain 
practical country gentleman (the Ute Mr. Elliot Lock, 
hart of Borthwickbrae), who had often represented them 
in Parliament: and Sir Walter, it is probable, felt this 
disappointment more acutely than he has chosen to indi- 
cate in his Journal. 

February 10. —I set to work with Mr. Laidlaw, and 
had after that a capital ride. My pony, liule used, was 
somewhat frisky, but I rode on to Huntly Bum. Began 
my diet on my new regime, and like it well, especially 
porridge to supper. It is wonderful how old tastes rise. 
— Fth. 23, 24, 25. These three days I can hardly be 
said to have varied from my ordinary. Rose at seven, 
dressed before eight— wrote letters, or did any litUe 
business till a quarter past nine. Then breakfasted. 
Mr. Laidlaw comes from ten till one. Then take the 
pony, and ride — quantum mutatut— two or three miles, 
John Swanston walking by my bridle-rein lest I fall off. 
Come home about three or four. Then to dinner on a 
single plain dish and half a tumbler, or, by'r Lady, three 
fourths of a tumbler of whiskey and water. Then sit till 


tax o'clock, when enter Mr. LaidUw *g>in, who works 
commonly tiU eight. After tbii, work uaiully alone tiU 
hiUf.put ten; sup on porridge and milk, and lo to bed. 
The work i» half done. If any one aiki what time I 
take to think on the composition, I might say, in one 
point of view, it was seldom five minutes out of my head 
the whole day — in another light, it was never the serious 
subject of consideration at all, for it never occupied my 
thoughts for five minutes together, except when I was 
dictating. — Feb. 2T. Being Saturday, no Mr. Uidlaw 
came yesterday evening — nor to-day, being Sunday.— 
Feb. 28. Past ten, and Mr. Laidlaw, the model of 
clerks in other respects, is not come yet. He has never 
known the value of time, bo is not quite accurate in 
punctuality; but that, I hope, will come, U I can driU 
him into it without hii.-ting him. I think I hear him 
coming. I am like .hr u'mi wizard, who is first puzzled 
how to raise the devil, and then how to employ him. 
Worked till one, then walked with great difficulty and 
pain.— .afarcA 6. I have a letter from our Member, 
Whytbank, adjuring me to assist the gentlemen of the 
"ounty with an address against the Eeform Bill, which 
menaces them with being blended with Peebles-shire, 
md losing, of consequence, one half of their functions. 
Sandy Pringle conjures me not to be very nice in choos- 
ing my epitliets. Torwoodlee comes over and speaks t» 
the same purpose, adding, it wiU be the greatest service 
I can do the country, etc. This, in a manner, drives me 
out of a resolution to keep myself clear of politics, and 
let them "fight dog, fight bear." But I am too easy to 
be persuaded to bear a hand. The young Duke of Buc- 
cleuch comes to visit me also; so I promised to shake my 
duds, and give them a cast of my calling— fall back, 
fall edge. 

March 7, 8, 9, 10. — In these four days I drew up, 
with much anxiety, an address in reprobation of the BiU, 

'11 ; 


both with respect to Selkirkshire, and in its generU pur- 
port. Mr. Laidlaw, though he is on t'other side on the 
subject, thinks it the best thing I ever wrote; and I 
myself am happy to Bud that it cannot be said to smell 
of the apoplexy. But it was too declamatory, too much 
like a pamphlet, and went far too generally into opposi- 
tion, to please the county gentlemen, who are timidly 
inclined to dwell on their own grievances, rather than 

the public wrongs.' » Must try to get something 

for Mr. Laidlaw, for I am afraid I am twaddling. I do 
not think my head is weakened — yet a strange vaciUa- 
tion makes me suspect. Is it not thus that men begin to 
fail, — becoming, as it were, infirm of purpose? 

"That n; nn J M Mlhi — bt nu ihiiii that. 
No mora of that." ■ 

Yet why be a child about it? What must be, will be. 

' [Uidlaw, hdoj, M tie biognph., haa alnad; miorted, "a itoot 
Whig, oataraU; objwted lo Sir Waller', ipandiog hU •Inagth OD thi. 
add™» la a letter to Lockhart, after ■peakiog with hopefolgea of hie 
'"'"° L;|"P""^ '••"'^ "«• iocraaaed faoUily In dioUtiag, ha goea oa to 
aajr : The worat baiiacM waa that aoenraed petition in the name of the 
magutrate., jnaticea of the peace, and fteehoUeia of the eitenaiTe, iafln- 
aatlal, and popnlou. ooontj of Selkirk I We were more than thiw 
daja at it At the beginning of the t^rird day, he walked baekwarda and 
forwatde, ennnoiating the half-eentenoe. with a deep and awfnl Toiea. 
hi. ejebrova «M,minglj more diagg; th«> erer, hi. .;.. g,™, and glaring 
-altogether, Uke the royal heeat in hi. o.g. I . . . Serioudy, yon knoi^ 
aa W.U u anybody, hU great eioiubility on poliUeal matters ; and I 
moat »j It .nrprind n» not a little that a per»n of yonr ugacity and 
aentenn. dionld har. thought of writing him npon poUtio. at aU, the 
mo.., b«»0M I Mi.™ that if a magpie were to come and chatter poli. 
Uce, or ercn that body, Lord • • a a h. wonld beliere all they MiTu 
ttey .poke of chMge, and danger, am] rumor, of war - belli .ervili, mora 
Uian aU. (May I epak uid lire I) I felt inclined to doubt whether yon 
hadnot jronejiKe ,oo.«,lf I Could you not hare Mnt him literary chit- 
chat and amunng anecdote, from London, which would hare b«iu the 
Te^ thing for him, a. it wu of great conwquence that hi. miud dionU ba 
topt calm and cheerful ? " - Carmther.'. J44oU/orrf jy«ia«<io, pp. n»- 

' [The remainder of thi. entry belong, to the Diary for F.braatT 14. 
and JO ha. no reference to the addroM jurt dMorihed.1 
■ [Z«or, Act in. Scene 4.] 

3a SIR WALTER SCOTT .«t. $9 

Martk U. — Thii day w* bad onr maetb|{ st Selkirk. 
I found Borthwickbnw (Ut6 Member) bad eent the foim 
of u addteH, whioh was flniihed bjr Mr. Andrew Lug. 
It wi* the reveme of mine in erery retpeot. It wat 
■liort, and to tlie point. It only contained a remon- 
strance agaiuit the Incorporation with [Peeblei^^iire, 
and left it to be inferred that they oppoeed the Bill in 
other reepeote. A* I taw that it met the ideas of the 
meeting (lix in number) better by far than mine, t in- 
stantly put that in my pocket. But I endeavored to add 
to their complaint of a private wrong, a general clause 
stating their sense of the hasard of passing at once a 
bill full of such violent innovations. But though Harden, 
Alva, and Xorwoodlee, voted for this measure, it was 
refused by the rest of the meeting, to my disappointment. 
I was a fool to "stir such a dish of skimmed milk with 
so honourable an action." ' If some of the gentlemen of 
the press, whose livelihood is lying, were to get hold of 
this story, what would they make of it? It gives me a 
right to decline future interference, and let the world 
wag — "Transest cum cateris erroribus." — I only gave 
way to one jest. A rat-catcher was desirous to come 
and complete his labors in my house, and I, who thought 
he only talked and laughed with the servants, recom- 
mended him to go to the head-courts and meetings of 
freeholders, where he would find rats in plenty. 

I will make my opinion public at every place where I 
shall be called upon or expected to appear; but I will 
not thrust myself forward again. May the Lord have 
mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this vowl 

He kept it in all its parts. Though urged to take up 
his pen against the ministerial Beform Bill, by several 
persons of high consequence, who, of course, little knew 
his real condition of health, he resolutely refused to make 
any such experiment again. But he was equally resolved 
> Botipiir, io lu Kir>t Barf IF. Aot U Sens 8. 


to be kbaent from no meeting at which, m Sheriff or 
Depiity-Lieutenant, bo might naturally bo expected to 
appear in hii place, and record hi> avunion to the Bill. 
The flrtt of theie meetinga waa one of the freoholden of 
Koibnrgb, held at Jedburgh on the 21«t of Slarch; and 
there, to the diatreM and alarm of hi> daughter, he in- 
tinted on being preacnt, and proposing one of the Tory 
reiolution*, — which he did in a speech of some length, 
but delivered in a tone so low, and with such hesitation 
in utterance, that only a few detached passages were in- 
telligible to the bulk of the audience. 

"We are told" (said he) "on high authority, that 
France is the model for us, — that we and all the other 
nations ought to put ourselves to school there, —and 
endeavor to take out our degrees at tht Vnlvemty of 
Paris.' The French are a very ingenious people ; tliey 
have often trietl to borrow from us, and now we should 
repay the obligation by borrowing a leaf from them. 
But I fear there is an incompatibility between the tastes 
and habits of France and Britain, and that we may suc- 
ceed as ill in copying them, as they have hitherto done 
m copying us. We in this district are proud, and with 
reason, that the first chain-bridge was the work of a 
Scotchman. It still hangs where he erected it, a pretty 
long time ago. The French heard of our invention, ami 
determined to introduoe it, but with great improvements 
and embellishmenU. A friend of my own saw the thing 
tried. It was on the Seine, at Marly. The French 
chain-bridge looked lighter and airier than the prototype. 
Every Englishman present was disposed to confess that 
we had been beaten at our own trade. But by and by 
the gates were opened, and the multitude were to pass 
over. It began l» swing rather formidably beneath the 
pressure of the good company; and by the time the archi- 
tect, who led the procession in great pomp and gloiy, 
reached the middle, the whole gave way, and he — wor- 
' Sm Ediniitrgh Btvitw (orOetolw, 1880, p. 23, 


thy, patriotic artiit— wa« the fint that got a ducking. 
They had forgot the great middle bolt, — or rather, this 
ingenious person had conceived that to be a olumBy-lookr 
ing feature, which might safely be dispensed with, while 
he put some invisible gimcraok of his own to supply ita 

place." Here Sir Walter was interrupted by violent 

hissing and hooting from the populace of the town, who 
had flocked in and occupied the greater part of the Court- 
House. He stood calmly till the storm subsided, and re- 
sumed; but the friend, whose notes are before me, could 
not catch what he said, until his voice rose with another 
illustration of the old style. "My friends," he said, "I 
am old and failing, and you think me full of very silly 
prejudices; but I have seen a good deal of public men, 
and thought a good deal of public affairs in my day, and 
I can't help suspecting that the manufacturers of this 
new constitution are like a parcel of school-boys taking 
to pieces a watch which used to go tolerably well for all 
practical purposes, in the conceit that they can put it to- 
gether again far better than the old watch-maker ._ I fear 
they will fail when they come to the reconstruction, and 
I should not, I confess, be much surprised if it were to 
turn out that their first step had been to break the main- 
spring." — Here he was again stopped by a confused 
Babel of contemptuous sounds, which seemed likely to 
render further attempts ineffectual. He, abruptly and 
unheard, proposed his Besolution, and then, turning to 
the riotous artisans, exclaimed, "I regard your gabble no 
more than the geese on the green!" His countenance 
glowed with indignation, as he resumed his seat on the 
bench. But when, a few moments afterwards, the business 
being over, he rose to withdraw, every trace of passion 
was gone. He turned round at the door, and bowed^ to 
the assembly. Two or three, not more, renewed their hiss- 
ing; he bowed again, and took leave in the words of the 
doomed ghidiator, which I hope none who had joined in 
these insults understood, — "MoEiruBUS TOB baluto." 

I \ 


Prom the paintit^s h Sir Framas Grant 



.1' \ 

■■ 'r irjiVi ' -"I- I', '/H' 




W thu iMetmg there u but . yery ilight notice in one 
rf the next extract, from hi. Diary: uiother of tliem 
refer, to that remarkable oiromu.tanoe in EngliA hi.- 
toy, the pwing of the flr.t Befonn BiU in Uie Com- 

a thud to thelMt reJly good portrait thit wa. pinted 
^JST"; ™? "» tJ" work of Mr.'S 
^J^ • "^^^ ?f- ^"8~ton), who« .„b«Kiuen 
o»e« ha. ,n.tified the Diariaf. progno.tication..« This 
«odtait picture, in which, from previon. f«niliarity 
»^th the lubjeot, he waa able to woid the painful featuin 
rt rmnt change, wa. done for hi. and Sir Walter', 
friend, lady Buthven.' 

March 20. -Little of thi. day, but that it wa. «, 
nnoommonly windy that I wa. ahnoat bkwn off my pony 
«nd wa. ghrf to graq> the mane to prevent its aotuallv 
happanmg. I began the third volume of Count Bobert 
of Pan., which ha. been on the anvU during aU these 
TOxabou. oircunutance. of politics and health. But the 
blue heavm bend, over all. It may be ended in a fort- 
"ght, if I keep my Ksheme. But I toia take time 
enough. I thought I wa. done with poUtics; but it is 

«!!S!^_.^'™ •""^ Pr«M«t m 1866, miBrtlu otto, irtth 
rf'.^^S!!?'^ I*ij™i, ™ not O.UT tU <rf S«tt, hot 
Ml (1^1. p^ MO, 891). She dinl », 1885, .t th« «. of i>intT.ii>. 



euy getting into the nuu, but diffloult, and wmetimet 
diignueful, to get out. I have a letter from Sheriff 
Olirer, deeiring me to go to Jedburgh on Monday, knd 
■how ooontenance by adhering to a let of propositions. 
Though not well drawn, they are uncompromising 
enough; so I will noc part oompany. 

March 22. — Went yesterday at nine o'clock to the 
meeting; a great number present, with a mob of Re- 
formers, who showed their sense of propriety by hissing, 
hooting, and making all sorts of noises. And these un- 
washed artificers are from henoeforth to select our legis- 
lators. What can be expected from them except such 
a thick-headed plebeian as will be "a hare-brained Hot- 
spur, guided by a whim"? There was some speaking, 
but not good. I said something, for I could not sit 
quiet. I did not get home till past nine, having fasted 
tiie whole time. 

March 26. — The measure carried by a single vote. 
In other circumstances one would hope for the interfer- 
ence of the House of Lords; but it is all hab nab at a 
venture, as Cervantes says. The worst is, that there is 
a popular party, who want personal power, and are 
highly unfitted to enjoy it. It has fallen easily, the old 
constitution ; no bullying Mirabean to assail, no eloquent 
Maury to defend. It has been thrown away like a child's 
broken toy. Well — t' ' good sense of the people is 
much trusted to; we shall see what it will do for us. 
The curse of Cromwell on those whose conceit brought 
us to this passi Sedtranieat. It is vain to mourn what 
cannot be mended. 

March 26. — Frank Qraut and his lady came here.' 
Frank will, I believe, if he attends to his profession, be 

1 Mr. Fnneii OnatliBd iwMrtlj manitd HiM Komso, • niiw «< th* 
Dskaof BitUnd. 




one of the oelebrated men of the age. He hai long been 
well known to me u the oompuion of my aons and the 
partner of my danghten. In youth, that is in extreme 
youth, he wai panionately fond of fox-hunting and other 
•porta, but not of any apeciea of gambling. He had abo 
a itrong pauion for painting, and made a little collec- 
tion. Aa he had aense enough to feel that a younger 
brother'! fortune would not last long under the expenaee 
<d a good stud and a rare collection of chefs d'cemrt, he 
u«ed to avow his intention to spend his patrimony, about 
£10,000, and then again to make his fortune by the law. 
The first he soon accomplished. But the law is not a 
profession so easily acquired, nor did Frank's talents lie 
in that direction. His passion for painting turned out 
better. Connoisaeun approved of his sketches, both in 
pencil and oil, but not without the sort of criticisms 
made on these occasions— that they were admirable for 
an amateur— bat it could not be expected that he should 
submit to the actual drudgery absolutely necessary for 
a profession — and all that species of criticism which 
gives way before natural genius and energy of charac- 

[Meantime Frank Grant, who was remarkably hand- 
some, and very much the man of fashion, married a 
young lady with many possibilities, as Sir Hugh Evans 
•ays. She was the eldest sister of Farquharson of Inver- 
cauU, chief of that ohm; and the young man himself 
having been ahnost paralyzed by the mahuia in Italy, 
Frank's little boy by this match becomes heir to the es- 
tote and chieftainship. In the mean time fate had an- 
other chance for him in the mt .-imonial line. At Mel- 
ton-Mowbray, during the hunting season, he had become 
acquainted (even before his first marriage) with a niece 
of the Duke of Rutland, a beautiful and fashionable 
young woman, with whom he was now thrown into com- 
pany once more. It was a natural consequence that they 
•honld many. The hidy had not much wealth, but 





excellent oonneotioni in noiety, to wlHnn Onmt'i good 
loolu and good breeding made him very aooeptable.] 

In the mean time Fnmk law the neoenitf of doing 
aomething to keep hinuelt independent, having, I think, 
too much apirit to become a Jock the Laird't brither, 
drinking out the hut ghuf of the bottle, riding the hone* 
whioh tia laird wiihet to sell, and drawing ■ketohet to 
amuae the lady and the children. He waa above all thia, 
and honorably reaolved to cultivate hia taate for paint- 
ing, and become a profesaional artiat. I am no judge 
of painting, but I am conaoioua that Franci* Oran^ poe- 
aeaaea, with much olevemeaa, a aenae of beauty derived 
from the best aource, that ia, the observation of really 
good aociety, while, in many modem artiata, the want of 
that apeciea of feeling ia ao great aa to be revolting. Hia 
former acqnuntancea render his immediate entrance into 
bnaineas completely aeoure, and it will teat with himaelf 
to carry on hia aucceaa. He has, I think, that degree of 
force of character which will midce him keep and enlarge 
any reputation which he may acquire. Be haa confi- 
dence, too, in hia own powera, ijwaya requisite for a 
young gentleman trying things of thia aort, whose ariato- 
cntic pretensiona must be envied. 

March 29. — Frank Grant is atill with ma, and ia well 
pleased, I think very advisedly ao, with a cabinet picture 
of myaelf, armor and ao forth, together with my two 
noble staghounda. The doga aat charmingly, but the 
picture took up aome time.* 

> [In Die Seed Cnt€mr) CaHahgue, PP- TB-Sl, irill Ix icnmi u iiitn- 
Mting letter (writlra Jim 6, 1812) bom Sir Frmaoia Gnuit to Sii Waiiun 
Stirliiiff Manrall. MgBfdJnff thk iMt to Abbotirfaxd ftnd tbo pointanff of 
Sir Waltor*! portnit. The utkt nsfMtod thst bo dioiild bo aUowod to 
pUeo bifl oimI Ia Ui boot*! itndy, lo thot tho p oi n ti n y mjf bt go on, wbilo 
Seott WH dietntinr CMnt iioAtrt to Ludlow, wbo ** orrmd ororj rooming 
at ten o'oloek, in tbo oootano of o LowUod bill-famier, with bio brood 
blno bonnet, n ikephord'i plaid tbiown aoroei bio ibonldon, aeoompa- 





I mnrt iniert > eonpla of lettan written about thit 
time. That to the Secretaiy of the Literaiy Fund, one 
of the nuMt uMf id and beat managed oharitiei in London, 
require* no ezphmation. The other waa addreiHd to 
the Bev. Alexander Dyoe, on receiving a copy of that 
gentleman'i edition of Oreene'a Playa, with a handiome 
dedication. Sir Walter, it appean, designed to make 
Peele, Greene, and Webiter, the subject of an article in 
the Quarterly Keview. It ia proper to obaerve that he 
had never met their editor, though two or three letters 
had formerly passed between them. The litti* volume 
which he sent in return to Mr. Dyce was The Trial of 
Duncan Terig and Alexander MaodonaW, — one of the 
Bannatyne Club books. 

■W bj kta oolli. do(, .Ueh irauilMd d day ctald. th. Iki>m, «.itbw 
tin lib mutor'i Mm wm oompUtod, whieh (UMnUj oMomd letwen 
lu aad two o'eloek. Sir Wdtor tluD mmuitnl hia paoy, ud MeoniaiiHd 
b; U> t>o dnrkomub, with William LaidUw a«d hk oollla, proMikM 
totkaUll-fann. . . . Thia ia my taooUactk. o» Soott'a daily pr«o..di~a, 
laUovad by aa araaiaf of abimdaat anadota aad ahanaiv aoannatian." 
Altar daaoriUm tha nonliat'a nuumar ol diatatiai, — Ua aanriaiw fla. 
aaey,aiiiiiiatk»,ai«lqaiiifc iadiaatiaa ia UaToiea and maimar of thamooda 
•onaatad by tha tala, - Sir RaaoU adda : » I moembw on «. oooaaioB, 
vbaaouiittiacwaaiomawbat pn>log(ad, tka dog Bran, tha oaa npn- 
matad ataadiac ap ia Iha pietara, bagaa to ihow aomo aymptoma of im- 
patiaaea, and waat «itli hia aoaa paUa( op Sir Waltar'a hand, which ia tha 
piotam ii aaen holdiaf tha paa. Soott raid, ' Ton laa, Mr. Grant, Biaa 
hepaatothiakitiatimawawanttothaHilL' I aald, ' Hay I aah yoa ts 
wait afawminntoalonfartaaaaUamatollaiahlhahaad.' Upoawhloh 
ba tamad to tha dog, and In alow and maaannd worda laid, ' Bran my 
maa, doyoaMOthatgantlamaa (pointing to ma) ; halt paintiag my plo- 
taia, and ha wania aa to bida a waa bit, tiU he haa flniahad my hand 
(pointing to hia hand); •» joat Ua down for a while, and thm wa -U gang 
to the Hia' The dog, who had been looking daring thia addnae into Ua 
hoe, leemad parfeMly to nadaratand, retired quietly, and again oarled 
Uniaalf nponthaiog." . . . In aonolndhig. Sir P™ioi. aay. that in Lady 
Bnthrea'a piotare " Sir Walter ia lepieeanted ia the chair he alwaya aat 
ia,ud in thadraaihadattywore. When I left Abbolaford it had haaa 
my iaiantlon to oomplete the baokgronnd of the pioture mote carafnlly at 
homo. Bat Lady Rathren, I think with jadgment and taala, aald, ' Ton 
■hoold narer toach thia pictore again.' It waa thaiafon entiialy painted 
hi tha atndy of Sir Walter Soott"] JP"n"o 


TO B. ncBou, n«. 




Anonrou, iM Muak, 18S1. 

Sib, — I im bonoivd with your obliging letter of th* 
25tli current, flattering me with the informmtion tlut yon 
had placed my name on the liit of itewarde for the Lit- 
erary Fund, at which I am lony to lay it will not be in 
my power to attend, aa I do not oome to London thii 
season. You, lir, and the other gentlemen who are 
making euoh efforta in behalf of literature, hare a right 
to know why a person, who hae been much favored by 
the public, should decline joining an institution whoae 
object it is to relieve those who have been less fortunate 
than hinself, or, in plain words, to contribute to the 
support of the poor of my own guild. If I could justly 
aoouae myself of this species of selfishness, I should think 
I did a very wrong thing. But the wants of those whose 
distresses and merite are known to me, are of such a 
nature, that what I have the means of sparing for the 
relief of others, is not nearly equal to what I wish. 
Anything which I might contribute to your Fond would, 
of course, go to the relief of other objects, and the en- 
couragement of excellent persons, doubtless, to whom 1 
am a stranger; and from having some acquaintance with 
the species of distress to be removed, I believe I shall 
aid our general purpose best, by doing such service as I 
can to misery which cannot be so likely to attract your 

I cannot express mjteit sufBoiently upon the proposal 
which supposes me willing to do good, and holds out an 
opportunity to that effect. — I am, with great respect to 
the trustees and other gentlemen of the Fund, sir, yonr 
obliged humble servant, 

Walteb Scott. 





ABBomoBD, Manh 81, 1881. 

DcAB Sib, — I had the pleuun-of noeiving Oieent'i 
FUyi, with which, u worki of gmt enriofity, I am 
highly gratified. If the editor of the Qnarterly ooments, 
a* he probably will, I aball do my endeavor to be nwful, 
tbongh I am not Bure when I can get admiuion. I ahall 
be inclined to include Webiter, who, I think, ii one of 
the belt of our ancient dramatiets ; if you will have the 
kindneie to tell the bookieller to lend it to Whittaker, 
under cover to me, care of Mr. Cadell, Edinburgh, it 
will come lafe, and be thankfully received. Marlowe 
and others I have, — and eoma acquaintance with the 
■nbject, though not much. 

I have not been well; threatened with a determina- 
tion of blood to the head; but by dint of bleeding and 
regimen, I have recovered. I have lost, however, like 
Hamlet, all habit of my exersise, and, once alile to walk 
thirty miles a day, or ride a hundred, I can hardly walk 
a mile, or nde a pony four or five. 

I will send you, by Whittaker, a little curious tract of 
murder, in which a ghost is tlie principal evidence. The 
spirit did not carry his point, however; for the appari- 
tion, though it should seem the men were guilty*, threw 
so much ridicule on the whole story, that they were 

I wish you had given us more of Greene's prose works. 
— I am, with regard, dear sir, yours sinceraly, 

'Walteb Scoit. 

To resume the Diary: — 

March 30. — Bob Dundas ' and his wife (Miss Durham 
that was) came to spend a day or two. I was heartily 
glad to see him, being my earliest and best friend's son. 

' Sm Scott'i Luttn OK Demmolcjlt, p. 371. ■ lb. DmidH of i 


John Swinton, too, cum on the put of ta Aati-Baform 
mMtiDg in Edinbnrgh, wlw •zhortod bm to Uk* np th« 
pon ; but I deolined, and plwdcd hMlth, whioh Ood Imowa 
I h*T« ■ right to urge. I might hmr* urged ilio the 
obaiHM of my brMking down, but that would b« • 017 of 
%Mff, wffioh might my wall prov* rral. — April 2. Mr. 
Honrjr Liddell, ddxt wm of Lord lUvnuworth, MriTM 
h«r«. I like him ud hb brother Tom rerjr mnoh, al- 
thongh they m what may be ealled fine men. Henry 
b aooompliihed, ie an artiet and musician, and oertainly 
hai a fine taate for poetry, though he may narer cnltiTate 
\i.^ — April 8. Thie day I took leara of poor Major 
John Scott,* who, being aiBiated with a diatreuing 
aethma, hai renlved upon eelling hie home of Bayeni- 
wood, whioh he had dreued up with much neatneee, and 
going abroad. Without having been intimate friendi, 
we were alwaye affectionate relatione, and now we part 
probably never to meet in thii world. He ha« a good 
deal of the character taid to belong to the family. Our 
parting with mutual feeling may be eaiily euppoeed. 

The next entiy relate* to the laat public appearance 
that the writer ever made, under circumitancea at all 
pleaeant, in hie native country. He had taken great 
interest about a new line of mail-road between Selkirk 
and Edinburgh, whioh runs in view of Abbotsford aoroas 
the Twee<' ; but he never saw it completed. 

April 11. — This day I went with Anne, and Miss 

< [Hour Liddd, OS tlw ImIIi <i{lilal>tlMr la IBIininMiin Banie.aBd 
Iii*]in4 waa ludt Ewl of RanDnrortli. Ha pobllakad Ih K'ltan' <if Utt 
trarti, anJ OOur Potmt (1888) ; Uta (Wei »/ Banm, miulaUd inle faf- 
IM Vtrit (18118) ; Coraiaa, • eoQaatloa of Latla poaaa (ISafi). Ha alao 
ttaulatad ate booka of tba jXimJ. Ha dM la 1878, ia Ua ai(lit;-tlii>d 

■ Thia gaatlatnas, a brathar to tlia Laird of Raabvra, had mada aoma 
fdftoDa ia tha Eaat lodlaa, aad baatowad tba aama of BamuwooJ oa a 
TmavUekkabaOtaaarllalnaa. HadladiaUSL 

1 83 1 COUNT ROBERT 43 

JuM EnUne,' to we the laying of tba •tonM of foonda. 
tioD for two bridgM in 017 neigliborhaad orcr Tweed and 
tbe Ettriolc. There ware a great manjr people auembled. 
The day wu beautiful, the Mene wai romaotio, and tba 
people in good ipiriti and goad-humor. Mr. Patenon of 
Oalaibieli'made a mort exoellent prayer: Mr. Smith' 
gare a proper repart to tbe workmen, and we nibMribed 
■orereigM apieoe to provide for any oaeualty. I hid 
the foundation-ttone of the bridge orer Tweed, and Mr. 
C. B. Scott of WoU ' the foondation-etone of that of Et- 
triok. The general ipirit of good-humor made the ioena, 
though without parade, extremely interesting. 

April 12. — We breakfaeted with the Fergunni ; after 
which Anna and Miu Erekine walked up the Rhymer'i 
Olen. I could at eaaily hare made a pilgrimage to Bome 
with peae in my shoet unboiled. I drove home, and be- 
gan to work about ten o'clock. At one o'clock I rode, 
and eent off what I had flnithed. Mr. Laidlaw dined 
with me. In the afternoon we wrote five or six pages 
more. I am, I fear, sinking a little from having too 

much space to fill, id a want of the usual inspiration 

which makes me, .ke the chariot-wheels of Pharaoh in 
the sands of the Red Sea, drive heavily. It is the less 
matter if this prove, as I suspect, the last of this fruitful 

family April IS. Corrected proofs in the morning. 

At ten o'clock began where I had left off at my romance. 
I«idlaw begins to smite the rock for not giving forth the 
water in quantity sufficient. I have against me the dis- 
advantage of being called the Just, and every one of 
course is willing to worry me. But they have been long 

■ AduflitwofLoidKluMdan. Sh» died b 1838. 

■ TIm Rn. Dr. N. P«tn*>a [rathor of TK, Mium Gan<«], now ow 
of tin Miikton of Olupnr. [He di<d u 1871. H< «■• * nudioa d 
RobCTt Pat«iaii, " Old Mail>lit7."] 

' Mr. Jokn Smith of Ouniok, tka bvlldar of Abbotafnd, ud ■nUtMt 
o< tko* bridpa. 
< nii(M(UiaHidMiaIdialnnK]i<ai4tliF*brasi7, 1SS8. 


at it, and even timie works which have been worst received 
»t their first appearance, now keep their ground fairly 
enough. So we 'U try our old luck another voyage. — It 
is a close, thick rain, and I cannot ride, and I am too 
dead hime to walk in the house. So feeling really ex- 
Iwusted, I wiU try to sleep a little. — My nap was a very 
short one, and was agreeably replaced by Basil HaU's 
Fragments of Voyages. Everything about ihe inside of 
a vessel is interesting, and my friend B. H. has the good 
sense to know this is the case. I remember, when my 
eldest brother took the humor of going to sea, Jame, 
Watson used to be invited to George's Square to teU him 
such t^es uf hardships as might disgust him with the ser- 
vice. Such were my poor mother's instmietions. But 
Captain Watson' could not by aU thU render a sea life 
disgustmg to the young midshipman, or to his brother, 
who looked on and listened. HaU's accounts of the 
assistance given to the Spaniards at Cape FinUterre, and 
the absurd behavior of the Junta, are highly interesting. 
A more inefficient, yet a more resolved class of men than, 
the Spaniards, were never conceived. 

lAprU 14. — Advised by Mr. CadeU that he has agreed 
with Mr. Turner, the first draughtsman of the period, to 
furnish to the poetical works two decorations to each of 
the proposed twelve volumes," to wit, a frontispiece and 

JiP^ '•^/''■"^ •'•^ ^•^°' R- N., w- di.t>,tljnht.d to Si, 
W Jtor . moth™. Hi. .en. Mr. John WrtMB OordoD, la. ri««, to B~.t 
.nu.ra«e„.p.ijt,ri Md hi. portantaof Scott airf H^»nk .^ow 
hj. i^ p,.o« That of th. Ettriok U ind.od^rfMt ; wd^ 
Walter . h» only th. diudTuitag. of h.Tfaw bM. don. . littl. too Int. 
■a^ nurtorly potor.. u. both i. Mr. Cdell's poMMrion. [Wumi 
Gordon miy be «ud to h.y. b«n RMbom'. .nc«e.«„ „ the flm 
p«j.t« of Scotland. He ,» .looted „ A-o.i.te of th. Ro,d A^^t 
w Wl'l- fu 'r* '"" *° AodemioUn. He beo«n., on th. dMtb o* 
Umnor to Her M.)«*y, rocmying th. m«„„.ry honor of knighthood. 

• [BMid. thM. tw.nt;.f oni iUiutiaioiv for the Ponu, TuMr l«iHd 


vignette to each, at the rate of X25 for each, which i. 
oheap Mough considering that these are the finest speci- 
men. of art going The difficulty L. to md.e him Ce 
here to take drawing,. I hare written to the man of^ 
mvitrng hun to my house, though, if I remember, h^I 
not very agreeable, and offered to transport him to th^ 
phoe. where he « to exercise his pencU.'^His method™ 
to take ™„o«. drawings of remarkable places and town" 
™biLt f"" "^y^'- «« "- «■«"*««' derived 
™iiw. ^'^' ■T''^ ''™™«»' » ^'*^ Skene'. 
M.i.tonce we can equip him. We can put him at home 

sLf A^^'^,-r, ^"^ Meadowbank and his ^ 
Steieand his son,' Colonel Kus«U and his sister, dinS 

-4jjra 16.— Skene walk, with me [and undertakes 
readdy to supply Turner with subject.]. Weather en- 
^tag. About one hundred leave, will now complete 
Robert of Par... Query, If the last? Auswer-Not 
knowmg, can't My. I think it wiU. 

^Z^tl^JT '" ™r~'?*" ir.^'«ou. Ph„« Wart.,-ao 
Ori^iJL . .if ? ™P»»"«" " that »ri«. b«i,« t„m hi. dUm. 

Trr«^.r Tk""""^'. Life of r-r^, ,{0. a. p. jei j ' "f •" ««• 
[Mr WJUm, Forb« Sk.n. (««„„d m. of Sootf. friind) the dlrtiw 

°*"™*"»""ti™- H. died i. 1882, mM..,gh^.lZ^^]^ 






The next entry in the Diary is aa follom: — 

From [Sunday ITth] April, to Sunday 24th of the same 
month, unpleasantly occupied by ill health and its oonw- 
qnences. A distinct stroke of paralysis affecting both 
my nerves and speech, though beginning only on Monday 
with a very bad cold. Doctor Abercrombie was brought 
out by the friendly care of Cadell, but young Clarkson 
had already done the needful, that is, had bled and blis- 
tered, and placed me on a very reduced diet. Whether 
preoaations have been taken in time, I cannot tell. I 
think they have, though severe in themselves, beat the 
disuse; but I am alike prepared. 

[** S«v vanai* doks, m snt* ooenmbei* martL" ^ 
I only know that to live as I am just now is a gift little 
worth having. I think I will be in the Secret next week 
miless I recruit greatly.] 

The preceding paragraph has been dedpbeied with difB- 
> [.<SMM;n.«8.] 




oulty. The blow which it reoord»waa greatly more severe 
than any that had gone before it. Sir Walter's friend, 
Lord Meadowbank, had come to Abbotrford, as usual 
when on the Jedburgh oireuit; and he would make an 
effort to receive the Judge in something of the old style 
of the place; he collected several of the neighboring gen- 
try to dinner, and tried to bear his wonted part in the 
conversation. Feeling his strength and spirita flagging, 
he was tempted to violate his physician's directions, and 
took two or three glasses of champagne, not having tasted 
wine for several months before. On retiring to his dress- 
ing-room he had this severe shock of apoplectic paralysis, 
and kept his bed, under the surgeon's hands, for several 

• '/J^*™'f''"'"I^''~*"''»*'''«»»'«>«»»,fromth.>Morf 
mOa Diar;, to lisn ooonmid on th. I6tli, and Sir WJtop WM t[4«i Ul 

Uii««>n«*ioi«olthM.d.y.«Abb«tafotd. (S..J<»ni<./,T0l.ii.p.m) 

" ■ ■ . I bad jtut sttdaad my tmnty-lnt jui, ud m ineh • yUt mt 
™ "^T"** WM » g»Mt •Tut in my lUe, I ntui • rery diitioct nH»l. 
iMtioaoCtluiiiaiiifamtiinaofit. I rwoUeot tlurt Loid Meudowbuik Md 
bfa iMnt MO Alu on» at the •«» tima, ud dudiniior pnty, at wU(sh 
lb. Friarb of tha Baiaiiiar and hi> biothar van pamat Tha day aftat 
w airiral Sir Walter aakad ma to drira nth him. We went in hia open 
eaniate to tka Tanov, vhare »a got ont, and Sir Walter, leaning on my 
arm, walked np tha aide of the riyer, pooling forth a oontinnona atraam of 
•naadotaa, tnditiona, and aerapa of baUada. I waa in the UTentb heaTen of 
delight, and thonght I had aayer apent aneh a day. On Sunday Sir Wal- 
ler did not aoma down to braaktaat, bnt iant a meeaaga to any that he had 
oanght ooM . . . and would lemain in bad. When we eat at either InBeh 
or dinner, I do not laeoUaot whioh. Sir Walter walked into the room and 
aat down near the table, bnt ate nothing. Ha aaamed in a daiad atata, 
aad took no notiee of any one, bnt after a few minutee* ailenee, dofil^ 
whiah hia daaghtar Anne, who waa at tha table, and waa watohing him 
irith aoma aniiety, motioned to na to take no notioe, he began in a qniet 
▼aea to tall na a atory of a panper Innatio, who faaoying ha waa a riah 
man, and waa entertaining all aoHa of high panona to tha moat aplandid 
banqnein, eommnnieated to hia doctor in oonfidanoa that thara waa one 
thing that troubled him much, and which ha ooald not aoooant for, aad that 
waa that all thaaa exqniaita diahea aaemad to Um to taate of oatmeal por- 
noga. Sb Walter told thia with much humor, and after a few miantea' 
iibnea bagaa again, aad told tha aama atory orar a aaeaiid time, aad thaa 


Shortly afterwards, hia eldest son and his daughter 
Sophia arrived at Abbotsford. It may be supposed that 
they both would have been near him instantly, had that 
been possible ; but, not to mention the dnad of seeming 
to bo alarmed about him. Major Scott's regiment was 
stationed in a very disturbed district, and his sister was 
still in a disabled state from the relics of a rheumatic 
fever. I followed her a week later, when we established 
ourselves at Chiefswood for the rest of the season. Charles 
Scott had some months before this time gone to Naples, 
as an attache to the British Embassy there. During the 
next six months the Major was ui Abbotsford every now 
and then — as often as circumstances could permit him to 
be absent from his Hussars. 

DiABT — April 27, 1881. — They have cut me oft from 
animal food and fermented liquors of every kind ; and, 
thank God, I can fast with any one. I walked out and 
found the day delightful; the woods, too, looking charm- 
ing, just bursting forth to the tune of the birds. I have 
been whistling on my wits like so many chickens, and 
cannot miss any of them. I feel on tlie whole better than 
I have yet done. I believe I have fined and recovered, 
and so may ba thankful. — AprU 28, 29. Walter made 
his appearar.c-e here, well and stout, and completely re- 
covered from his stomach complaints by abstinence. He 
has youth on his side; and I in age must submit to be a 
Lazarus. The medical men persist in recommending a 
seton. I am no friend to these remedies, and will be sure 
of the necessity before I yield consent. The dying like 
an Indian under tortures is no joke; and as Commodore 
Trunnion says, I feel heart-whole as a biscuit. — AprU 
80, May 1. Oo on with Count Robert half-a-dozen leaves 
•gsln ■ third tiim. Hii dnghtor, vlio na ntoliii« Urn vith iaonuiiig 
undaty, then motioiud to m to riw fiom tlu tobb, and pnnuubd her 
fuk« to rMnm to hia hadioom. Next day tha doctor . . . told aa that 
ka waa aarioialy ill, and adriaad that hia giMata ihoald laan at anea. . . . 
I wrar aaw Sir Walter again."! 

««3> PARALYSIS ^^ 

rLlSi / "° •"* ""? P'«^ "**^ my handiwork. 

" Bolliob»lii piunpa an eliokad bdinr j »i 
md though this may not be the oau literaUy, yet the an- 

- wi«, aia he ohUdren looking weU and beantiful, except 
^r Johnme, who Wk, pale. But it i, no wond^. jZ 

ing to be down by next Wednesday. I shaU b^ gUd to 
«s and consult with Lockhart. My pronunoiatiSI, . 
good deal unproved My time glides away ill employed, 
bnt I am afraid of lie palsy. I should not like to b^ 
pmned to my chair. I believe even that kind of life is 
more endurable than we could suppose, -yet the idea is 
terrible to a man who has been aJtivT Your wishes ai 
^ to your little circk. My own circle TnC% 

^^I'^^TT"^ ^^^'- ""' " " inteUectual matte™ 
- but of that I lun perhaps a bad judge. The plouirh is 
coming to the end of the furrow. i"ougn is 

X suppose, _aU from persons my zealous admirers of 
course, and expecting a degree of generosity, which will 

ttat I can make up whatever losses have been theii lot 

^r^d '"If""™"' «»''. -d will stand thei p^ 
tector and patoon I must, they take it for granted, be 
-rtomshed at having an «ldress from a stiynierT on tb^ 
conteary, I would be astonished if any ofE ;x^™! 
guit epistles came from any one who ha/Zleart titk 
to ent« mto correspondence. _ My son Wal^i^M 
We of me toKlay. to return to Sheffield. Arhif::! 
toea^ I have a^ to put in a seton, which they seem 
aU to recommend. My own opinion is, this «ldition to 
TOL.X '*^iC«»^nirf.B(irM,,rto. 


my tortnies will do me no good — bnt I cannot hold ont 
■gainst my ton. 

Jfay6, 7, 8. — Here is a pieoiona job. IhaTeafennal 
remonstrance from these oritioal people, Ballantyne and 
Cadell, against the Ust volume of Coont Robert, which 
is within a sheet of being finished. I suspeot their opin- 
ion will be found to coincide with that of the public; at 
least it is not very different from my own. The bbw is 
a stunning one, I suppose, for I soaroely feel it. It is 
singular, but it comes with as little surprise as if I had a 
remedy ready; yet, God knows, I am at sea in the dark, 
and the vessel leaky, I think, into the bargain. I cannot 
conceive that I should have tied a knot with my tongue 

which my teeth cannot untie. We shall see I have 

steered terribly, that is the truth, rather in body than in 
mind, and I often wish I could lie down and sleep without 
waking. But I will fight it out if I can. It would argue 
too great an attachment of consequence to my literary 
labors to sink under critical clamor. Did I know how to 
begin, I would begin again this very day, although I knew 
I should sink at the end. After all, this is but fear and 
faintnessof heart, though of another kind from that which 
trembleth at a loaded pistol. My bodily strength is ter- 
ribly gone; perhaps my mental too. 

On my arrival (May 10), I found Sir Walter to have 
rallied considerably; yet his appearance, as I first saw 
him, was the most painful sight I had ever then seen. 
Knowing at what time I might be expected, he had been 
lifted on his pony, and advanced about half a mile on the 
Selkirk road to meet me. He moved at a foot-pace, with 
Laidlaw at one stirrup, and his forester Swanston (a fine 
fellow, who did all he could to replace Tom Purdie)at the 
other.i Abreast was old Peter Mathieson on horseback, 

> [ Joka SwnMomni tli> laat nurlnr of the hitbfal nrraiita ocpmmmi- 
flntad in tlw Xi/c, whu he veloomed the Urth of hb maitor'e only gzeftt. 




«ri !^»Jr ' "^ "onatenanoe wu thin ,nd luut- 

i«Jtt, he raUed with the Km,e rffeotionate «ntkl^ 

" Dott, door, ad aidant vw ha, 
Dom and aidant bntMuid-baa, — 
Dont againat their barley-watar. 
And aidant on the Bnunah pan." 
& told me tijat in the winter he had more th«, once tried 

— »j' K> mm, Dut tliat the experiment failwl H. ~ 
now «n,ible he conld do noth^wit^lt L^^^jIm 
a» Bramah pen; " adding. "Willie i. a kinTde,k_T 

z^'^rtt: LTeSir'if-'^' -"• '^'"^ 

Count R,W .™*'' ""*" "»y "O" estimate 

KS^r ^? »*"™«<»- Under the Ml oT 

Voplexy or pj^. or both combined, and torS by 

raraon.Wihai UahuLin IMS'; B-. t v . 

•™ fiwn to tU ohiH-id »b Li^ T ■''°*^ *^ '^ "~^ 

5f-> tk. Mid«l..nadSjw2it^ *"•-... Wiari; «.d ha. 





Tirioua attendant ailmenti, — cramp, rhenmatiam in half 
hii juiata, daily increaaing lameneaa, and now of lat« 
gravel (which waa, though laat, not leaatX — he retained 
all the energy of hia will, atruggled manfully againat thi* 
aea of trouljlea, and might well have aaid aerioualy, a* he 
more than once both aaid and wrote playfully, — 
** T Ii not in mortnU to oommand ■bbb w , 
Bit wo "U do mon, Snnpninlaa, wo 11 dMom tt." > 

To aaaiat them in amuaing him in the houra which ha 
apent out of hia atudy, and eapecially that he might be 
tempted to make those houra more frequent, hia daughtera 
had invited hia friend the authoreaa of Marriage to coma 
out to Abbotaford ; and her coming waa aerviceable. For 
ahe knew and loved him well, and she had aeen enough of 
affliction akin to hia, to be well akilled in dealing with it. 
She could not be an hour in hia company without obaerv- 
ing what filled hia children with more aorrow than all the 
reat of the caae. He would begin a atory aa gayly aa ever, 
and go on, in apite of the hesitation in hia apeech, to tell 
it with highly pictureaque effect; — but before he reached 
the point, it would aeem aa if aome internal apring had 
given way, — he paused, and gaied round him with the 
blank anxiety of look that a blind man haa when he haa 
dropped hia ataff. Unthinking frienda sometimea pained 
him sadly by giving him the catchword abruptly. I no- 
ticed the delicacy of Misa Ferrier on auoh ocoaaiona. Her 
aight was bad, and ahe took oare not to use her glaaaes 
when he waa apeaking: and ahe affected to be al«o trou- 
bled with deafneaa, and would say, — "Well, I am getting 
as dull aa a poat; I have not heard a word since you aaid 
ao and ao," — being aure to mention a circumatance be- 
hind that at which he had really halted. He then took 
up the thread with his habitual smile of courtesy — as if 
forgetting his caae entirely in the conaideration of the 
lady'a infirmity.* 

1 Addifon'i Cato, 

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:^ii^^. ■ 


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n HI iiaff 
w of J;itfl 

. .tiUNC thi>t 

■titiv, as Jm! 

uiiffht bi 
^■0 t<> come 

Mif wall it 

II V '.ft*' 

!<-• I'tVU'llt' 

-prinjf h'l 
ui with t* 

-■ *ilO« h* Ir 

* ->., atmiptly. 1 i 

, . (mH (o uw:- Ik r gla.*- 
Afui &ii« aiT»f«'te<l to U .Jso li" 
. , ! witulitt ».*y, — 'Well, I :im jji'ti' 
ail ft ptwli 1 iiave WJt iu^avti ?> wurd itnce yot. 
no." — King •Ill-Ota iiKUtiou a oiroiunRtam . 
aw iit vihwh ha had reailjf biilW4, He then 
thrf.i.1 witli ht-* habitual 9m\\f <•' ^'urtrny — 
hi- eft*^ t)i.!JT(-!v in it* i^JiHiti'.titi'-m of 


V^^ '^ ' ^ '"" *^ "-^d "rf I>lo«.Dr. 

P«fcU^ under th. •uq,io« <rf th. Higuind Sodih,.' 
In th. family oi«l, SirWalfr «ld<m, mokTof hL 

^j«-M 11. «d wh» h. did. it w« .iw.,.rrito^ 

W itrun. In pn^t. to UidUwwd mv«lf hi. So 
£»«. oorn^pond^l e^Mj with th. ton, of Z W^^ 

1^.^*^*!!!^"'^ '~°"'" •«»«»«» to him, for 
th. idte of hu (OTdJton, to th. TO, hut. "l ^^ 

or othor. with thi. C«mt Bob«t, ud , Uttl. rti,^"!^^ 

»«~-'i» d«A »d i«i7iSSJffr£tl^'^^ ..'*?is• 


the Castle Dsngennu, which alio I had long had in my 

head — but after that I will attempt nothing more at 

leait not ontil I have finished all the notes for the Novell, 
eto. ; for, in case of my going off at the next slap, yon 
would naturally have to take up that job, — and where 
could you get at all my old wives' stories 7 " 

I felt the sincerest pity for Cadell and Ballantyne at 
this time ; and advised him to lay Count Bobert aside for 
a few weeks, at all events, until the general election now 
going on should be over. He consented — but immedi- 
ately began another series of Tales on French History — 
which he never completed. The Diary says : — 

Jlfay 12. — Resolved to Uy by Bobert of Paris, and 
take it up when I can work. Thinking on it really makes 
my head swim, and that is not sbfe. — Miss Ferrier comes 
out to us. This gifted personage, besides having great 
talents, has conversation the least exigeante of any author, 
female at least, whom I have ever seen among the lui <; 
list I have encountered, — simple, full of humor, luid 
exceedingly ready at repartee; and all this without the 
least affectation of the blue stocking. 

18. — Mr., or more properly Dr., Macintosh 
Mackay comes out to see me — a simple learned man, and 
a Highlander who weighs his own nation justly — a mod- 
est and estimable person.' Beports of mobs at all the 
elections, which I fear will prove true. They have much 

> [TIm Omtj nooids Mrcial tUU of Dr. IfaiksT to Sir Wiltn in Edi>- 
biDTb. iruiag tlw tiaao pracwUnflr tmh, sad Seott ndMTond to obtain 
(lOD PmI tko piHiatatioD (ia tho Crowa'i grift) to tbo ohirek of Cipar 
IB Anipu for tile yonag friend wlioM ohanotar and attaiaaunti ha ralaad 
higUy : bat it had b««n girca elaewhwe. It vaa at Sir Waltar'a rooom. 
mondation that Mr. Skano aeat hia leooad ion, tha fatara hktorian of 
Caltie Seotiand, aa a papil to tha maoaa of Laggaa. Dr. Maekny joinad 
tha Frea Charch in 1643, and waa elaotad Moderator of ita Oeneial Aaam- 
Uy in 1849. Later he ipent Mine yaara in Anatralia, aad OB hia retam to 
ftwtland became minister of tha Fmo Chnnh of Tarbart, on tha T-i«»J of 
Banii. Ha died in 1873.] 

«8J« DR. M. MACKAY jj 

toM.wer for who, i„ g,y,ty of heart, have brought . 
P«oeful and yirtuou. population to luch a pan. 

of Uto month,. Stoiy of a haunted glen in ijg^. 

pw. HwkmdreddueoTered the intrigae, and punished 
S^tv P™»?'?«'» '^'binding the ShappyZtl 

ma Highland foreet. He expired in agony of oouree 

glen tiU she died, and her phantom, finding no reDOM 
haunted .t after her death to euch a deg^a-^t t^Zl 

Grant telk the .tory with the addition, that Jt hu.b3 
tten mm,.ter of Laggan, formed a rdigiou^^Sru: 
the pUee, and by the exeroi» of publio worSfe^^rT 
over««. the popular terror of thl^Bed Wot^. S' 
JI«kay jeem. to think that d», wa. rather b^ed bi 
tbranob of the P.rliament«y road running u^Seden 
^ by the prayers of his predeces«,r. 1^. Cw ii 
b«n| Sunday, favored us with an excellent d3'on 
tte Soomim eontroversy, which I wish my friendMr 
P*.^w] had h«rf. -ifay 16. Dr. M. L™. early 
^morning; ".d I rode and studied a, usual, worS 
»tjje Tales of a Grandfather. Our good and learned 
Doctor wishes to go down the Tweed to Berwick Ttui 
Uudable curiosity, and I hope wiU be agreeably «itirii^.' 



On the 18th I witnened a nene which must dwell pain- 
fully upon many memoriea besides mine. The rumors of 
briok-bat and bludgeon work at the hustings of this month 
were so prevalent, that Sir Walter's family, and not less 
zealously the Tory candidate for Roxburghshire himself, 
tried every means to dissuade him from attending the 
election for that county. We thought overnight that we 
had snoceeded, and indeed, as the result of the vote was 
not at all doubtful, there was rot the shadow of a reason 
for his appearing on this Oceanian. About seven in the 
morning, however, when I came downstairs intending to 
ride over to Jedburgh, I found he had countermanded my 
horse, ordered the carriage to the door, and was already 
impatient to be off for the scene of action. We found 
the town in a most tempestuous state: in fact, it was al- 
most wholly in the hands of a disciplined rabble, chiefly 
weavers from Hawick, who marched up and down with 
drums and banners, and then, after filling the Court-hall, 
lined the streets, grossly insulting every one who did not 
wear the reforming colors. Sir Walter's carriage, as it 
advanced towards the house of the Shortteed family, was 
pelted with stones; one or two fell into it, but none 
touched him. He breakfasted with the widow and chil- 
dren of his old friend, and then walked to the Hall be- 
tween me and one of the young Shortreeds. He was 
saluted with groans and blasphemies all the way — and 

■ft«r their mother'! death in 1803, — * home ftlwAji foil of eheerfnbMn 
■nd hoapitality, for the two lAdiel, eren in extreme old efe, took a Uvety 
Intereet in their frienda and in the literatore and eTenta of the daj. Jef- 
frey, after viaiting Joanna BaiUie in 1840, wrote : " 1 found her aa fi aa h , 
natnnl, and amiable aa erer, and aa little like a tngio moie." Two yeara 
later he deecribea her aa " marrellona in health and spirita, and youthful 
fraahneia and dmplicity of feeling, and not a bit deaf, blind, or torpid, . . . 
the preltieat, beat-dr o aa o d, kindeat, liappieet beaaty of foninooia that haa 
been aeen ainoe the flood." — (Cockbom'a Lift of Jt^rtt/, vol. i. p. 201.) 
Withont anifering or oTen illneaa, and in the fall poaaeaaion of her faonl- 
tiea to the hMt, aha died paaeafnlly Febraary 23, IRfil, in her eigbty-ninth 
year. Agnea BaiUie anrriTad bar niatar tan yeara, dying at the aga of one 


i * 





I bludb to «ld th.t a won«n q«t upon him from . win- 
dow. but thu Jiut oontimwly I think he did not obwrre. 
The «)ene withm wa. much what h«« b«en dewribed 
under the date of Ma«h 21, e.c^ that though heT 
tonpted to .pe^ fr„„ the Bench, not a word waa audi- 
ble, ,„oh wa. the f«nzy. y„„ng Harden waa returned 
by a great majority, 40 to 19, and we then with diffloultv 
f««d the mn where the carriage had been put up. But 
Ae aapeot of tie rtreet waa by that time .uch, that .ev- 
«^ of the gentlemen on the Whig aide came and en- 
treated us not to attempt starting ttom the front of 

T f°v f. "i ^*°'' ^»P*»» *"»«" Eliott of the 
Koyal Navy, hved m the town, or rather in a viUa ad- 
joming It, to the rear of the Spread Eagle. Sir Walter 
wa. at laat persuaded to accept thi. courteous adversarv's 
invitation and accompanied him through some windine 
lane, to his residence. Peter Mathieson by and b» 
brought the carriage thither, in the same ckndestino 
method, and we escaped from Jedburgh, with one shower 
more of stones at the Bridge. I believe there would 
have been a determined onset at that .pot, but for the 
wal of three or four sturdy Damicker. (Joseph Shilling, 
law, carpenter, being their CoryphaMsX who had, unob- 
«rved by u., clustered themselves beside the footman in 
the rumble. 

The Diary contains thi. brief notice: — 

May 18. — Went to Jedburgh greatly again.t the 
wuhes of my daughters. The mob were exceedingly vo- 
ciferous and brutal, as they usuaUy ai« nowadays. The 
population gathered in formidable numbers - a thousand 
from Hawick also— sad blackguards. The day passed 
with much clamor and no mischief. Henry Scott wu 
reelected — for the last time, I suppoM. IVqjafvit. I 
left the borough in the midst of abuse, and the gentle 
hint of Burhe Sir Walter. Much obliged to the brave 
'So. of JeddHt. 


JET. 59 


Sir Waltei fully anticipated a leana of limiUr Tialenoe 
St the Selkirk eleotion, which occurred a few days after- 
wards; but though here also, by help of weavert fimn a 
distance, there was a sufficiently formidable display of 
radical power, there ncouired lutrdly anything of what 
had been apprehended. Kere the Sheriff was at home — 
known intimately to eTeryV<^'^.y, himself probably know- 
ing almost all of man's >:■ -n by head mark, and, in 
spit* of political fanatic^jt, :J1 but universally beloved 
as well as feared. Th jnly person who ventured ao- 
tually to hustle a Tory ei<iator on his way to the poll at- 
tracted Scott's observation at the moment when he was 
getting out of his carriage; he instantly seised the delin- 
quent with his own hand — the man's spirit quailed, and 
no one coming to the rescue, he was safely committed to 
prison until the business of the day was over. Sir Wal- 
ter had ex officio to pieside at this election, and therefore 
his family woiilil probably have made no attempt to dis- 
suade him from attending it, even had he stayed away 
from Jedburgh. Among the exaggerated rumors of the 
time, was one that Lord William Graham, the Tory can- 
didate for Dumbartonshire, had been actually massacred 
by the rabble of his county town. He had been griev- 
ously maltreated, but escaped murder, though, I believe, 
narrowly. But I can never forget the high glow which 
suffused Sir Walter's cowitenance when he heard the 
overburdened story, and said calmly, in rather a clear 
voice, the trace of his calamitous affliction almost disap- 
pearing for the moment, — "Well, Lord William died 
at his post, — 

* Nob tlitar dMns nuado jae«N nwM.'" ^ 

I am well pleased that the ancient capital of the Fartxl 

did not stain its fair name upon this miserable occasisn; 

and I am sorry for Jedburgh and Hawick. This last 

town stands almost within sight of Branksome Hall, over- 

1 Maitisl, L 89. 


htnging «lio mwrt Tniofi rilvt, titU. The oiTiliMd 
Amencan or AuitrJian will cane thew plMw, of which 
he would nerer hare heard but for Scott, ai he panel 
ttrongh them in Kme dirtant century, when perhapi^ 
that remaini of our national glories may be the high Ut- 
erature adopted and extended in new land. pUnted from 
our blood. 

No doubt then disturbances of the general election 
had an unfavorable mfluenoe on the invaUd. When they 
were over, he grew cahner and more rMlected; the lurgi- 
cal experiment appeared to be beneL^^al; hU speech b^ 
came, after a little time, much clearer, and such were 
the symptoms of energy stiU about him, that I began to 
thmk a restoration not hopeless. Some business called 
me to London about the middle of June, and when I re- 
taraed ^ the end of three weelu, I had the satisfaction 
to and that he had been gradually amending. 

But, aUs, the first use he made of this partial renova- 
tion bad been to expose hU brain once more to an imari- 
native taslc. He began his CasUe Dangerous -le 
gi«sndwork bemg again an old story which he had told 
m print, many years before, in a rapid manner." And 
now, for the first time, he left Ballantyne out of his 
secret. He thus writes to Cadell on the 8d of July 
I mtcnd to tell this little matter to nobody but Lock- 
ruit. I'erh^w not even to him; certainly not to J B 
who, having turned his back on his old political friesids, 
win no longer have a ohiim to be a secretary ia mch 
nutters, though I shaB always be gkd to befriend Urn." 
James's criticisms on Count Robert had wounded him 
— the Diaty, already quoted, shows how severely. The 
last vjait this old ally ever paid at Abbotsfotd occurred 
a week or two after. His newspaper had by this time 
espoused openly the cause of the Reform Bin — .ad some 
unpWnt conversation took phwe « that subject, whfch 
might weU be a sore one for both pnties, aad not least. 


oonudering the whole of hit penonal hutorjr, for Jfr. 
Bollantyne. Next moniiiig, being Sunday, he dinp. 
peued »bniptly, without nying fuvwell; and when Soott 
nndentood that he had lignified an opinion that the lead- 
ing of the Church aerrioe, with a lennon from South or 
Barrow, would be a poor lubttitute for the myitical elo- 
quence of Home new idol down the vale, he expreend oon- 
■iderable diigust. They never met again in thi» world. 
In truth, Ballantyne'a health aim waa already much 
broken; and if Soott had been entirely himielf, he would 
not have failed to connect that circumstance in a chari- 
table way with thia never atrong-minded man's recent 
abandonment of bia own old terra firma, both religious 
and political. But thia is a subject on which we have 
no title to dwell. Sir Walter's misgivinga about him- 
self, if I read hun aright, now rendered him desirous of 
external support; but this novel inclination his apirit 
would fain suppress and disguise even from itself. 

When I again aaw him on the 18th of this month, he 
showed me several aheeta of the new romance, and told 
me how he had designed at first to have it printed by 
somebody else than Ballantyne, but that, on reflection, 
he had shrunk from hurting his feelings on so tender a 
point. I foun', however, that he hwl neither invited 
nor received any opinion from James as to what he had 
written, but that he had taken an alarm lest he should 
fall into some blunder about the scenery fixed on (which 
he had never seen but once when a schoolboy), and had 
kept the sheets in proof until I should come back and 
accompany him in a short excursion to Lanarkshire. He 
was anxious in particular to see the tombs in the Church 
of St. Bride, adjoining th« !,it» of his Castle Dangeronx, 
of which Mr. Blore had jlown him drawings; and he 
hoped to pick up some of the minute traditions, in which 
he had always delighted, among the inhabitants of Doug- 
We set out early on the 18th, and ascended the Tweed, 




P«ing ta ««,o«ion y^r, Ad».tiel. Inaerieithen, !«.. 

c.J.b»t«l in h« wntinp. Th. morning wm .till bnt 
gloomy, Md .t Imgth we hid Km. thunder. It wim^ 
to exoif hin. Tividl,. „d on coming ^^n ^u7Z^ 

on the moorUnd ridge between Tweed and Clyde, whiTh 
w« bepm. but never flni.hed, by the Regent Mor^n- 

LK^lT ^^^ °' ^ ambition -Sir Walter 
o«Ud hudly be«l from making «,me effort to 

~ at prwent hu oharm of charm.. We pushed on to 

SSL^^T' "^ ""^^« " toward. ,un«t, were 
drt«»ed there for «me time by want of po.t-hor«,. It 

hIT •'T^"^ "'"' •"■ *"' *^ PopuUtion of the 
htUe town tnmcd ont; and he wa. evidently gratifl«l 
mth theu. „.p«,tful curicity. It wa. the fl«t «me I 

Zitli 1 '!5\''°.''r'"' """K on hi. mind, and he 
m^h* be plea«rf to find that political difference, did not 
mtorfere everywhere with hi, reception among hi. coun- 
bymen. But I fancy the caure lay deeper. 

Another .ymptom that di.tre«ed me during thi. jour. 
2 "». that be wemed constantly to be «tti„g tasL to 
hi. memory. It wa. not a. of old, when, if any one 
,«t«l a ver« he, from the fnlne.. of hi.' heart, ^coX 
tl^^K 'fr*'"?.*^' «">*««'• He wa, obviou,ly in 
toX.WH, P"l?""» ^P"" 1"«1 lost, or wa, losing 
ta tenacity, and taking every ooca.ion to rub and .treteh 

f m,rr' *:;'' ™''«<1 » he clo«d hi. recital. About 
a mUo beyond Biggar, we overtook* parcel of carters 
^M ♦ k"","" °»"™''*'»g hi. hor.e, and Sir Walter 
oJIed to hu„ from the carriage-window in great indigna- 

tore on, he uied »me strong exprewion. about what he 






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would have done had this happened within the bounds of 
his sheriffship. As he continued moved in an uncommon 
degree, I said, jokingly, that I wondered his porridge 
diet liad left his blood so warm, and quoted Prior's 

** Waa vnt Tutor lUna or eriul 
Upca a HUH of wator^gniol 1 " 

He smiled graciously, and extemporized this variation of 
the next couplet, — 

" Tat who dun Hand tha Shonfri font, 
U 5eairt eartar baata Ua hoiaa ? " > 

This seemed to put him into the train of Prior, and he 
repeated several striking passages both of the Alma and 
the Solomon. He was still at this when we reached a 
longish hill, and he got out to walk a little. As we 
climbed the ascent, he leaning heavily on my shoulder, 
we were met by a couple of beggars, who were, or pro- 
fessed to be, old soldiers both of Egypt and the Penin- 
sula. One of them wanted a leg, which circumstance 
alone would have opened Scott's purse-strings, though 
for ex facie a sad old blackguard; but the fellow had 
recognized his person, as it happened, and in asking an 
alms bade God bless him fervently by his name. The 
mendicants went on their way, and we stood breathing 
on the knoll. Sir Walter followed them with his eye, 
and planting his stick firmly on the sod, repeated without 
break or hesitation Prior's verses to the historian Meze- 
lay. That he applied them to himself was touohingly 
ohvionf, and therefore I must copy them. 

" Wbata'ar &j a wuilf j m a a lum lUtta, 
Bj law and wit, by aword and ffnn. 

In thaa U taithfall; radtod I 
And all tka UtIi^ wodd that liaw 
Hit worka, giTa tbaa tba praiaca doe, — 
At onaa inatmetad aad dali^^tad. 

> "Bat who ahaUataadUa race and foroa, 

II fim ha lidas, tkaa aata Ua hone F " — wUao. 



"»« I>«g«» in the loTdidM, 


Or mnj mmurohli, ha, ,^a,„ , 
X-bM down from PliMMnoiMl to Lwd, 

C" •«« tin. i».doi MidiM ? 
"•"■'• "»•. Cmtany, or Fonlainaw 

^t^.^:^ '?« .i«. ,„ do... 
And !>. ,].„ pl.,y Ou H^hqai/ 
Unwilling to ntire, timith wmij." 

•inw deserted L. '^8*/" *<»":?. the Church, long 
^Z:^ to »y of the fourteenth^L;"^^^^'^^- 

gyoi tne best friend of Bmoe is among the number 




Sir Walter ezamined by toroblight these silent witnesses 
of past greatness. It was a strange and melancholy 
scene, and its recollection prompted some passages in 
'Castle Dangerous, which might almost have been written 
at the same time with Lammermoor. The appearance of 
the village, too, is most truly transferred to the novel; 
and I may say the same of the surrounding landscape. 
We descended into a sort of crypt in which the Doug- 
lases were buried until about a century ago, when there 
was room for no more : the leaden coffins around the wall 
being piled on each other, until the lower ones had been 
pressed flat as sheets of pasteboard, while the floor itself 
was entirely paved with others of comparatively modem 
date, on which coronets and insorij>tionB might still be 
traced. Here the silver case that once held the noble 
heart of the Good Lord James himself, is still pointed 
out. It is in the form of a heart, which, in memory of 
his glorious mission and fate, occupies ever since the 
ohief place in the blazon of his posterity : — 
" The blood; heart hluoci in th« Tan, 
Annonncing Dongba' dreaded name.'* 

This charnel-house, too, will be recognized easily. Of 
the redoubted Castle itself, there remains but a small 
detached fragment, covered with ivy, dose to the present 
mansion; but he hung over it long, or rather sat beside 
it, drawing outlines on the turf, and arranging in his 
fancy the sweep of the old precincts. Before the subja- 
cent and surrounding lake and morass were drained, the 
position must indeed have been the perfect model of soli- 
tary strength. — The crowd had followed us, and were 
lingering about to see him once more as he got into his 
carriage. They attended him to the spot where it was 
waiting, in perfect silence. It vas not like a jsob, but 
a procession. He was again obviously gratified, and 
saluted them with an earnest yet placid air, as he took 
his leave. He expresses in his Introduction much thank- 
fulness for the attention of Mr. Haddow, and also of 


Lord DonglM', obamberlain, Mr PinW -i,„ i. j . . , 
u» at the CasUe. ^' ™'' '^ Jo^ed 

It W8» again a dBrki«h oloudv dav with ii«™o 

peated I Imow not how manv verse. fr^mW^' t, 
boor, and Blind Harry ^a.Hlr ,^^' ^- 

plearantlv " B^ii i ^^. """ '"' *?«» not nn- 

feelings, indeed, he had never be<,r M u ""*" 

-tiycTeU'^^^^'^ntVris ""^ '';:^ 

Douglases, and ohantwl 1 1 ^*" *° '''» 

of dtp aid sW tw. J?T ^*P*"**^' '^ « "ort 

fi»^ favorite ^rgVrtc.,'!:!''""* «^'««-' "^ 

" It w» «lOTit ib« UmmmH, 

ao^ to the closing stanxas, which again left him in 



Tbb dMd va* doM >t tiM OttorinoM, 

About th* dawniiiff ^ ^ d*7> 
Eul DongUa «m bnriod by Um bnwhea-bnfkf 

And th« Ptray ltd wptin away." 

We reached Milton-LocUurt aome time before the 
dinner-hour, and Sir Walter appeared among the friends 
who received him there with muclk of his old graceful 
composure of courtesy. He walked about a little — was 
pleased with the progress made in the new house, and 
especially commended my brother for having given his 
bridge "ribs like Bothwell." Greenshields was at hand, 
and he talked to him cheerfully, while the sculptor de- 
voured his features, as under a solemn sense that they 
were before his eyes for the last time. My brother had 
taken care to have no company at dinner except two or 
three near neighbors with whom Sir Walter had been 
familiar through life, and whose entreaties it had been 
impossible to resist. One of these was the late Mr. 
Elliot Lockhart of Cleghom and Borthwickbrae — long 
Member of Parliament for Selkirkshire — the same 
whose anti-reform address had been preferred to the 
Sheriff's by the freeholders of that county in the pre- 
ceding March. But, alas, very soon after that address 
was accepted, Borthwickbrae (so Scott always called him, 
from bis estate in the Forest) had a shock of paralysis as 
severe as any his old friend had as yet sustained. He, 
too, had rrllied beyond expectation, and his family were 
more hopeful, perhaps, than the other's dared to be. 
Sir Walter and hfj had not met for a few years — not 
since they rode side by side, as I well remember, on a 
merry day's sport at Bowhill; and I need not tell any 
one who knew Borthwickbrae, that a finer or more gal- 
lant specimen of the Border gentleman than he was in 
his prime, never cheered a hunting-field. When they 
now met (Aeu quantum mutati/) each saw his own case 
glassed in the other, and neither of their manly hearts 
oould well contain itself as they embraced. Each 


verted himMlf to the u;mo.t_indeed far too much, and 
J%.we™ both tempted to t™n,gre„ the Uw. of l^ij 

hJtl K*? * ^?" P^miaed to Cleghom on his way 
home but next nrning. at breakfaat, ,L«, a me»«nmr 

two day. Sir Walter drew my brother aside and bT 
jought h,m to lend him horw, i far a, Lan„k, f„, t^! 
he mu.t set off with the least possible deUy He would 
hstonto no persuasion.. _ "NSTwilliam.-'lie ,a" ,"^hU 

put that text many a year ago, on my dial-stone; but it 
often preached in Tain." > "». "ui. n 

We started accordingly, and making rather a forced 
march, reached Abbotsford the same ni|ht. During^ 
journey he wa, more silent than I cTer Lore founduS 
-he seemed to be wrapped in thought, and was b^i 

wM„^ f ""^ "" °'™*'y "'»»* Castle Dan^rou, 

foAHght though h.s obserration of the locality mns? 
a»eds cort the re-writing of «,Teral pas«ge, in the chTp 
ters already put into type. ^ 

For two or three week, he bent himself wdulously to 
his task -and concluded Castle Dangerous, and the 

boUford, among new scenes, in a more genial c),mate 
«.d aboTe all (so he promised^ in compkte abstir.t 
feom aU hteraTT labor. When Captain Basil HaU u^ 
derstood that he had resoked on Ltering at ^C 

•^^f^'oVT?* ™k1 to ««d ta ft,,* „, tb. old „«.p,, ^ i. 
-"■« Oi« centre of tin j«d,o, i, iM«nl»d, NTa TAP EPXITAL 


(wliere, M hai been mentioned, Mi »on Charlet wm »t- 
tMhed to the BritUh Legation), it occurred to the leal- 
ou> sailor that on such an occaaion aa thi« all thoughta of 
political difference ought to bo dismiased, — and be, un- 
known to Scott, addrewed a letter to Sir Jamea Graham, 
then Firit Lord of the Admiralty, sUting the condition 
of hit friend'a health, and hia proposed plan, and iug- 
gest' .g that it would be a fit and graceful thing for Ob 
King's Government to place a frigate at his disposal for 
his voyage to the Mediterranean. Sir James replied, 
honorably for aU concerned, that it afforded himself, and 
his Royal Master, the sincerest satisfaction to comply 
with this hint; and that whenever Sir Walter found it 
convenient to come southwards, a vessel should be pre- 
pared for his reception. Nothing could be handsomer 
than the way in which all this matter was arranged, and 
Scott, deeply gratified, exclaimed that things were yet 
in the hands of gentlemen; but that he feared they had 
been undermining the state of society which required 
such persons as themselves to be at the head. 

He had no wish, however, to Abbotaford until 
the approach of winter; and having dismissed his Tales, 
seemed to say to himself that he would enjoy his dear 
valley for the intervening weeks, draw friends about 
him, revisit aU the familiar scenes in his neighborhood 
once more; and if he were never to oome back, store 
himself with the most agreeable recoUeotions m his 
power, and so conduct himself as to bequeath to us who 
surrounded him a Ust stock of gentle impressions. He 
continued to work a litUe at his notes and prefaces, the 
Beliqniffl of Oldbuck, and the Sylva Abbotafordiensis; 
but did not fatigue himself; and when once all plans 
were settled, and all cares in so far as possible set aside, 
his health and spirits certainly rallied most wonderfully. 
He had settled that my wife and I should dine at Abbi-ts- 
ford, and he and Anne at Caiefswood, day about; and 
this rule was seldom departed from. Both at home and 


in the oottaga he wai willing to have s few gueite, n 
ttey were not itrangen. Mr. Jamei (the Buthor of 
Biohelieu) and hu hdy, who thia Maun lived at Mai- 
popple, and Mr. Archdeacon WiUiams, who waa .pending 
hii vacation at MelroM, were welcome additiona — and 
ftequenUy ao — to hja accuatomed circle of the Sootta of 
Harden, die Pringlea of Whytbank and Clifton, the 
RuaadU of Ariieatiel, the Brewatera, uid the Fereuaona. 
»ir Walter obaerred the preaoribed diet, on the whole, 
pretty accurately: »nd aeemed, when m the midat of hia 
family and frienda, alwaya tranquU, aometimea cheerful. 
On one or two oocaaiona he waa even gay: particularly, 
I think, when the weather was so fine aa to tempt us 
to dine in the marble-haU at Abbotsford, or at an early 
ho^ under the treea at Chiefswood, in the old fashion 
of Boae'a Fitt de VUlagt. I rather think Mr. Adolphus 
was present at one of theae (for the time) mirthful do- 
mga; but if ao, he has not recorded it in his elegant 
paper of reminiaoenoea— from which I now take my bat 
extract: — 

"In the aatamn of 1851" (uya Mr. Adolphn.) "the new 
•hock which had faUen upon Sir Walter's conititation had left 
traoei, not indeed very conspicaooa, but painfully obrerrable ; 
and he waa subject to a constant, though apparently not a very 
HTere regimen, as an inyaUd. At Uble, if many penona were 
pMsent, he spoke but Uttle, I believe from a difficulty in mak- 
ing bunself heard — not so much because his aiticnhitton was 
■Ughtly impaired, as that hia voice was weakened. After din- 
ner, though he atiU sat with hia guests, he forebore drinking, in 
compliance with the discipline preacribed to him, though he 
might be seen, once or twice in the conne of a sitting, to steal a 
glaas, as if inadvertently. I could not perceive that his facul- 
ties of mind were in any respect obniured, eicey . that occasion- 
aUy (but not very often) he was at a loss for some obvious 
WOTd. This faUure of recollection had begun, I think, the year 
before. The remains of his old cheerfulness were still living 
within him, but they required opportunity and the preaence of 
lew persons to disclose themselves. He spoke of his approach- 


Ing Toyigt with mignstion mon tluui with hope, ud I wold 
not find that be looked forward wi*h much intereit or euioeitjr 
to the new leenei in which he wae a«out to trareL 

" The menaeing itate of aflain in the ooiintrjr he wae leaT- 
ing oppreaeed him with melaneholjr anticipation!. In the little 
eonTemtion we had formerly had on rabjecti of thii kind, I 
had nerer f oond him a qaemloiu politician g he coold look maa- 
fully and philoMphioally at thoee changee in the aapeet of eoei- 
ety which time, and the progreee, well or ill directed, of the 
human mind, were uncontrollably working out, though the inno- 
Tatione might not in wme of their rendu accord with hii own 
taatei and opinioni. But the reTolutione now beginning, and 
the violence of word and deed with which they were urged op, 
bore heavily upon his thought!, and gave them, when turned 11 
thii direction, a gloomy and ominoue caet. When I loft him 
to go to London, he gave me, as a kind of parting token, a 
•tick, or rather dnb, of formidable siie and figure, uid, as he 
put it into my hand, he could not help saying, between joke and 
earnest, that it might prove useful if I were called out to assist 
the police in a riot. But bis prevailing humor, even at this 
period, was kindly, genial, and pleasurable. 

•' On the Ust day which I had the happiness to pass with him 
among his own bills and streams, he appointed an excursion to 
Oakwood' and the linns of Ettrick. Uiss Scott, and two 
other Udies, one of whom had not been in Scotland before, were 
of the party. He did the honors of the country with as much 
teal and gallantry, in spirit at least, as he could have shown 
twenty years earlier. I recollect, that, in setting out, he at- 
tempted to nlead his hardy habits as an old mail-coach traveller 
for keeping the least convenient place in the carriage. When 
we came to the Linns, we walked some way np the stream, and 
viewed the bold and romantic little torrent from the top of the 
high bank. He stood contemplating it in an attitude of reiti 
the day was past when a minute's active exertion would have 
earned him to the water's brink. Perhaps he was now for the 
last time literally fulfilling the wish of his own Minstrel, that 
in the decay of life he might 

' Still tcsl the Ihmis ion Ettriok bnsk.' 
> Osfarood is a mined tower on the Hsidm sstaU in the valt el Et- 




So nueb wu hii gmt itnngth twlacd. that, u h> gtud npon 
U» w»t»r, on< of hit ■Ughoundi leaping forward to cam. him 
Hadalmort thrown him down i but fcr lueh aeoidenU aa thii ht 
•awdTwjrlittlo. We trawUed merrily liomaward. Aawawent 
up eom. hill, a eoopk o( ohiUren hung on the back of the oai- 
nage. He .u.p,nd«l hi. eudgel oyer them with a groleuna f «» 
of awfuW The brat. onder.tood the countenanceVand only 
dung the fMter. • They do not much mind the Sheriff,' nid 
he to n., with a Mrio-comia .mile, and affniUng to .peak low. 
We came home late, and an order wa. iuued that no one diould 
dTMfc Though I bt'ieye he himielt eauHd the edict to be made, 
he tranegrtued u '« than any of the party." 

I am not rord whether the Royal Academician, Tur- 
ner, waa at Abbotaford at the time of Mr. Adolphua'i 
taat J but aeveral little exouraion., auch aa the one 
here dewnbed, were made in the company of this jrreat 
artut, who had come to ScotUnd for the purpose of 
making drawing! to Ulnatrate the scenery of Sir Walter'a 
poems. On several such occasions I waa of the party — 
Md one day deserves to be specially remembered. Sir 
Walt»r took Mr. Turner that mo.-ning, with his friend 
Skene and myself, to Smailhoim Crags; and it was while 
lounpng about them, while the painter did his sketch, 
that he told Mr. Skene how the habit of lying on the 
tnrf there among the sheep and lambs, when a lame in- 
fant, had given his mind a ptouliar tenderness for those 
anmials which it had ever since retained." He seemed 
to enjoy the scene of his childhood - yet there wda many 
a touch of sadnesa both in his eye and his voice. He 
then carried as to Dryburgh, but excused himself from 
attendmg Mr. Turner into the enclosure. Mr. Skene 
»nd I perceived that it would be better for na to leave 
him alone, and we both eccompanied Turner. Lastly 
we must not omit to caU at Bomereide — for of that an- 
cient residence of the most ancient family now subsisting 
on Iweedaide, he wai resolved there must be a fit memo- 

» Sm oMi, ToL I p. 70. 

I > 




rial bj thii gnoafnl hand. The good laird and lady 
wen of eouTM 6att«nd with tliia (ondneH of mpwt, 
aad after walking about a little while among tb* bugs 
oM trec> that •orround the tower, we aucnded to, I 
think, the third tier oi itt Taulted apartmenti, and haa 
luncheon in a itateljr ball, arched alio in etone, but with 
well-tiaed windowe (aa being out of harm'a waj) duly 
blaioned with thieldi and crette, and the tiuM-honored 
motto. Betide, Betide — being the Snt worda of a 
piopbetic couplet anribed to Thoma* the Bhymeri — 

" BMida, UMt, vkata'ar htidi, 
Tkm ikaU U Halfi ta BuHnUa." 

Mr. Turner's (ketch of thi* piotureique Feel, and itt 
"brotherhood of renerable treet," if probably familiar 
to most of my readers.' 

Mr. CadeU brought the artist to Abbotsford, and was 
also I think of this Bemerside party. I must not omit 
to record how gratefully all Sir Walter's family felt at 
the time, and still remember, the delicate and watchful 
tenderness of Mr. Cadell's conduct on this occasion. 
He so managed that the Norels just finished should re- 
main in types, but not thrown off until the author should 
have deputed; so as to give opportunity for revising 
and abridging them. He might well be the bearer of 
cheering news as to their greater oonoems, for the sale 
of the Magnum had, in spite of political turbulences and 
distractions, gone on successfully. But he probably 
strained a point to make things appear still better than 
they really were. He certainly spoke so as to satisfy 
his friend that he need give himself no sort of uneasiness 
about the pecuniaiy results of idleness and tiavel. It 
was about ihit time that we observed Sir Walter begin- 
ning to entertain the notion that his debts were paid 
off. By degrees, dwelling on this fancy, he believed in 
it fnlly and implicitly. It was a gross delusion — but 
neither Cadell nor any one else had the heart to disturb 

> Sm Soott'l PoUital Warkt, ISditkn 1833, toL t. 




it bjr »uj foraua itttonent of Bgun*. It contributed 
pMtlf mora than my oiratunatuo* bwidM to Motii* Sir 
.v'»ltM '• feol'ng., when it bMuue at laet nwwnair that he 
•hould tear hinuelf from hU land and hia hooM, and the 
tiMi which be had nunad. And with aU that waa done 
and forborne, the hour when it came waa a moat heavy one. 
Verjr near the end then oame loma imezpeoted thian 
to cart a luuMtt brilliaaoy oTer Abbotiford. Hi. wn, 
O* Major, arrired with tiding! that be had outiUned 
ieaTe of abwnoe from hia regiment, and abouM be in 
iwdineM to nil with bit father. Tbii waa a mighty n. 
liaf to ua all, on Mitt Soott't account at well at bit, for 
my oocnpationt did not permit me to think of going with 
him, and then wat no other near connection at band. 
But Sir Walter wat delighted — indeed, dearly at he 
loTcd aU hit children, ha had a pride in the Major that 
ttood quite by ittelf, and the hearty approbation which 
toAed through hit eye. whenever turned on him, tpar- 
kled brighter than ever a. bit own phytical itrength 
dewyed. Young Walter bad on tbu occation tent down 
a hone or two to winter at Abbotrford. One wat a 
remarkably tall and handiome animal, jet »ilack all over, 
and when the Major appeared on it one morning, 
quipped for a bttle tport with the greyhound.. Sir 
Walter intitted on being it upon Douce Davie, and 
conducted at far at the Ct ibieU Loch to tec the day't 
work begun. He baited on the high bank to the north 
rf the lake, and I remained to ?.old hia bridle, in oate 
of any fritk on the part of the Covenanter j ' the "tumult 
great of dogi and men." We witneated /cry pretty 
chat* or two on the oppotite tide of the w^ ' , — but bu 
V» foUowed alway. a» tall bkok tteed and hu rider. 
The father might well annre I^y Davy, that "a band- 
wmer fellow never put foot into .tirmp." But when be 
took a very high waU of looae itonet, at which everybody 
cite crantd, at easily and elegantly at if it had been a 
puddle in hia ttride, the old man't rapture waa extreme. 



"Look at himl" laid he— "only look at him! Now, 
isn't he a 6ne fellow?"— This was the Ust time, I be- 
lieve, that Sir Walter mounted on horseback. 

He does not seem to have written many farewell let- 
ters; but here is one to a very old friend, Mr. Kirkpat- 
riek Sharpe. He had, apparently, subscribed for Lodge's 
splendid book of British Portraits, and then, receiving 
a copy ex dono auctorw,' sent his own numbers, as they 
arrived to this gentleman — a payment in kind for many 
courteous gifts and communications of antiquarian and 
genealogical interest. 


ABBOnroBD, September, 1831. 

Mt dear Chables, — I pray you to honor me with 
your acceptance of the last number of Mr. Lodge's Illus- 
trious Persons. My best thanks to you for the genealogy, 
which completes a curious subject. I am just setting off 
for the Mediterranean — a singular instance of a change 
of luck, for I have no sooner put my damaged fortune 
into as good a condition as I could desire, than my health, 
which till now haa been excellent, has failed so utterly 
in point of strength, that while it will not allow me to 
amuse myself by travelling, neither will it permit me to 
stay at home. 

I should like to have shaken hands with you, as there 
are few I regret so much to part with. But it may not 
be. I will keep my eyes dry if possible, and therefore 
content myself with bidding you a long (perhaps an eter- 
nal) farewell. But I may find my way home again, im- 
proved as a Duteh skipper from a whale fishing. I am 
very happy that I am like to see Malta. Always yours, 
well or ill— Walteb Scarr. 

» SirWilter'e letteF to Mr. Lod)[e'e iraWiihet ta nowlireflied to tliel 
magnifieeiit book ; the eirenUtion of which h«« been, to the honor of the 
pablio, io gnat, that I need not introdnee the beaitif ol eidoginm beta. 


The Hune deceptive notion of bis peciiniary affairs 
oomes out in another little note, the last I ever received 
from him at Chiefswood. I had meant to make a run 
into Lanarkshire for a day or two to see my own rela- 
tions, and spoken of carrying my second boy, his name- 
sake, then between five and six years of age, with me in 
the stage-coach. When I mentioned this over-night at 
Abbotsford, he said nothing — indeed he was at the mo- 
ment a little cross with me for having spoken against 
some slip he had made on the score of his regimen. 
Shortly after I got home, came this billet: 


Deab Don ob Doctoe Giovanni, — Can you really 
be thinking of taking Wa-Wa by the coach — and I 
think you said outside? Think of Johnnie, and be care- 
ful of this little man. Are you par hazard something 
in the state of the poor Capitaine des Dragons that 
comes in singing, — 

" CoDUXMot ? Parblen 1 Qu'en peuas toqs P 
Bon gentilhonime, tt paa on loiia." 

If so, remember "Richard 's himself again," and make 
free use of the enclosed cheque on Cadell for £50. He 
will give you the ready as you pass through, and you can 
pay when I ask. Fut horses to your carriage, and go 
hidalgo fashion. We shall all have good days yet. 

" And thoae ud 6kj» ytm deign to ipend 
With UM, 1 shall nqnite them all ; 
Sir Enstaee for hie friande shall eend, 
And thank their lore in QnjUug Hall."^ 

w. s. 

On the 17th of September the old splendor of Abbots- 
ford was, after a long interval, and for the last time, 
revived. Captain James Glencaim Bums, son of the 
poet, had come home on furlongh from India, and Sir 
> Sm Cnbbe's Sir Butact Oref. 



.£T. 60 

Walter invited him (with hia wife, and their oioeronea 
Mr. and Mrs. M'Diarmid of Dumfries) to spend a day 
under his roof. The neighboring gentry were assembled, 
and having his son to help him, Sir Walter did most 
gracefully the honors of the table. As, according to 
him, "a medal struck at the time, however poor, is in one 
respect better than any done afterwards," I insert some 
verses with which he was pleased, and which, I believe, 
express the sincere feelings with which every guest wit- 
n^sed this his parting feast : — 


■ 18th, 18S1. 

A A»J I *▼« Htn «hoM brightDMi pierced ilu elond 
Of pun and wirow, both for gnut and imall — 

A night of flowing enpi, and pibcoob load, 
Onoe man vithin the Mimtrel'i blaaon'd halL 

** Upon thii tromn hearth pile eraefcUng treei ; 
Let eTery lilent olanhaoh find its itringe ; 
Unf nrl onee mofe the banner to the breexe ; 
No wanner wehxuw for the bh>od of kings I '* 

Trom ear to ear, from eye to glisteiui« eye, 
Leap the glad tidings, and the glanee of glee ; 

Perish the bopelev breast that beats not high 
At thought beneath His roof that guest to see 1 

What prinody itiaiqrer eomes F— what exiled lord 
Fkmn the far Esst to Scotia's strand returns — 

To stir with joy the towers of Abbotsford, 
And '* wake the Hinsttal's soul "?— The boy of Box 

O, Sacred Genius t bleiring on the ehains, 
Wherein thy sympathy oan minds entwine I 

Beyond the cmscions glow of kilidred Teins, 
A power, a spirit, aitd a oharm are thine. 

Thine offspring share them. Thon hast tcod the land '— 
It breathes of thee — and men, through rinng tears, 

Behold the image of thy manhood stand, 
Uora noble than a galaxy of Peers. 


A^ Ha— Mi fubar'i bom h>i fuked, I wmd. 
But tliat with hoU«r prida Lii hwt-ttriiwt bomid. 

And itar uul otoa on eTerj IraMm nmnd. 

Hl^itnliia wm potii'il of maiij > Botdn qiMr, 
WWli (tntla aagen iwopt s tbrobbiiiK "ImU i 

A vaudj Toioo, in manjj notes aod clear, 
01 lowly loTe'i deep Uiia responded waa> 

Tba eUldim anr the ballada of their lina ; — 
Sarana among them aat tha hoapy Knight; 

And, if dead Barda hara aan for earthly lyrea, 
Tha Feaaanfa shade waa near, and dixnk delight. 

As through tha woods we took our homeward way, 
Fair shone the moon last night on Eildon Hill; 

Soft rippled Twaed'a broad ware beneath her ray, 
And in awaet murmon goah'd tha Hnntly lilL 

Haaran sand tha guardian geuiua of the Tale 
Health yet, and strength, and length of hononwd days, 

To eheer the world with many a gallant tale, 
And hear Ua ohildran's ehildian ohant hia lays. 

Thnngh aeaa unmaed may tha reeael glide, 
That bears her Poet far from Helroaa' glen t 

And may hia pulaa ha steadfaat aa our pride. 
When happy breaiea waft him baek again I 


On tiie 20th Mrs. Lookhart set out for London to 
prepare for her father's reception there, and for tie out- 
fit of his voyage; and on the following day Mr. Words- 
worth and his daughter arrived from Weshnoreland to 
take farewell of him. This was a very fortunate circum- 
stance—nothing could have gratified Sir Walter more, 

> [Mora Aan twenty yeara later, Hawthorne deseribea in Ua BnqlM 
»f-B^ (Ootober 3, 18S3) a meeting with June. Bu™., then a JWor 
and ba alder brother, also an oSoer in the Indian Army, at the house of « 
faend in UTerpool. Major Bntna was asked to giro some of his father's 
^ and Hawthorne say. : •■ He ringa in a perfwiUy simple style, so 
ttat it la bttle more than a neitatiTe. and yet the eSeot ia rery good aa to 
hnmor, aensa, and pathoa." Jamss Olsneaim Buma died in 1M6, In hia 
asnaty^eeood year.] 



jtr. 60 

or siutained him better, if he needed sot rapport from 
without. On the 22d — all his arrangemeuta being com- 
pleted, and Laidlaw having received a paper of instruc- 
tions, the last article of which repeats the caution to be 
"very careful of the dogs " — these two great poets, who 
had tiirough life loved each other well, and, in spite of 
very different theories as to art, appreciated each other's 
genius more justly than inferior spirits ever did either of 
them, spent the morning together in a visit to Newark. 
Hence the last of the three poems by which Wordsworth 
has connected his name to all time with the most roman- 
tic of Scottish streams. But I need not transcribe a 
piece so well known as the Yarrow Bevisited. 

Sitting that evening in the library, Sir Walter said a 
good deal about the singularif y that Fielding and Smol- 
lett had both been rlriven abroad by declining health, 
and never returned — which circumstance, though his 
language was rather cheerful at this time, he had often 
before alluded to in a darker fashion; and Mr. Words- 
worth expressed his regret that neither of those great 
masters of romance appeared to have been surrounded 
with any due marks of respect in the close of life. I 
happened to observe that Cervantes, on his last journey 
to Madrid, met with an incident which seemed to hare 
given him no common satisfaction. Sir Walter did not 
remember the passage, and desired me to find it out in 
the life by Fellicer which was at hand, and translate it. 
I did so, and he listened with lively though pensive inter- 
est. Our friend Allan, the historical painter, had also 
come out that day from Edinburgh, and he lately told 
me that he remembers nothing he ever saw with so much 
sad pleasure as the attitudes and aspect of Scott and 
Wordsworth as the story went on. Mr. Wordsworth 
was at that time, I shonld notice — though indeed his 
noble stanzas tell it — ''- but a feeble state .: general 
health. He was, moreover, suffering so much from some 
malady in his eyes that he wore a deep green shade over 


■'3' '"WIVUOVVUni'H yg 

them. Thus he »t between Sir Walter and hi. daneh- 
ter: aint om«,_but it was no wonder that AjLn 
aought as much of Milton an of Cervantes. The anee- 
dote of the young student's raptures on disoovering that 
he had been nding aU day with the author of Don Quix- 
ote, IS mtroduoed in the preface for Count EobertTand 

K•^^ *"°"'' "'■''''' (*" ^ "V °<>t "torn to the 
subject) came out at the close of November in four vol- 
umes, as the Fourth Series of Tales of my Landlord 

TIw following Sonnet was, no doubt, composed by Mr. 
m.rfsworth that same evening of the 22d Septem- 

" A tewMa, not of olond., m wMpii^ mIb, 
Nor of tl» Httiiig nio'i pathetic light 
^ogradmd, hugi o'«r EUdon'a triple height: 
Bprnte of power Meembled there eomplain 
^kindred power depiutiiig from their eight J 
WhUe Tweed, beet ple«ed in ehutiBg , bUthe etrili, 
Saddene ha .oiee again, and yet again. 
I^t up yonr hearta, je monmeia I for the might 
Of the whole world', good wiahe. with him goee ; 
Bleainga and prayer^ in nobler retinae 

» n T'™* ?■* " '*""'•* Conineror know!, 
FoUow thia wondrona potnitata. Be tne 

Ye winda of ocean, and the midland aea, ' 
Wafting jaa charge to aett Parthenope." 

aAl'toS^S *^ 'iril, Wordaworth «ite. : ■■ On oor retnm [from New. 
Z^tri^ Tw .1, °" ""^ff" f^ op™ the pebble, in the bed of 

tt« moment i and, thinking it probable that it might be the laet ZTst 
IWt., wonld oroea the atream, I wa. not a liZmored, »d«^S 
■ome of my feeling, in the eonnet beginning, ~.™0"P«»«id 

' A trouble, not of oloada, or waepiiv ialn,» 

^ wI^aSTlfj "J* ^^'^'^■- "^ '» *• '"•'^ of that day 
nlatei^JI^i I '"l^ conrerMtion t«t**.t«t., when he apok. with 
J^, A '"?","'•''*'■, .pon the whole, he had led. HelS 
wrttm m my daaghtar'a album, befon, he eame into the b«akfa.t^ 

"to^h^d u. hj. own rtndy ataading by hia deak, he iidThi in my 
P~™», I dundd not h.T. don. uiything of tli. kind but for y^ 



I I ■luUtTWWittt."' — 

LLgrtliwMd BlrH«ur,T.jlor™>t.; "I. Ita «*"« "^j^JJ 
nld7TlilttotlM LriMi, Mkl •«« p«*W MI" «!»• ta th>HeirtTO( 

toTtoMWiltaSoott,. ..■.hoinightK*Um«olil<»g«Ml«.i»Dta 
tUiworid. WlththtoTi«Ip«»»«ii»I~""taTitrti«toil«»dtwo 
-iitli».d.Jt«tCUrfnrooa. . . . IwMnii«>h -A """"T^iiTTT 
•lik Seott'i ouut tui upMiuoi. Than wm a howlT dlfsit; ud > 
■d «>inpo»M ta tkmi, wlUoh iwhip. Ul<".g»4 to hi. itrt. of h«lth Md 
to. ooB^SomoMi that Wo mkI WM IK* te o« ! Micl •lc«c with tliMO thw. 

WH tha (imidldtT •>< dnj !«■• ho mo* Ii»m li»4 fiomortu* . . . I 
ludbroMlt Urn woiittatWortnrortlitalwidoi to p»jliim •»!•», . . . 
Mid olth«tiWto»motlio>oiiiiotwiltl»onlilid.I)MtaM. ItiitMurt 
wUoh I oltwi lepw* to mjmU. . . . Worfmroeth »d i oH dwatto 
r-tomi. f« .put .. It wol poiiilil. f« moil to occupy who OMli oor«»^ 
M kiio . .VM. Ndth«, I ihooU thiok, «mld .pptMtat. the oft« in 
hUmown.; batSoottiroiadpMhmp.goii.Morto.fnn .ppiwilrtio. of 
WoH«orth UiB. Wori.«o«h of Soott; ud 1 tJoo th. mor. on tU. 
Koonnt the feeUnj .xpMtod in tU. K«nd T.l.dMorT ionxt. - AiUo- 
Ungrofhi vTBarl Taflor, toL L pp. 178-180.] 



Ea^t on tlie 23d of September, Sir Wdter left Ab 

Zonhi""' **'•' ^'"''y- ^ '"^o nothing to m^^. 
h»o th« ]„„„ey exoept that, notwithatanding all U. 

may be .nppo«d that hi, parting with Mr. Morritt wa. 
. g™ve one. Finding that he had left the ringT^tZ 
»«a^ wore behind him at one of the inn, on^the ^^d 
he wrote to h« friend to make inquiries after it'^i; 
W been djig out of the ruin, of Hermitage Cael^d 

of S^ °"!f^ "i ^.r *° ""^ "f ""o "Dark k: gtte 
of Liddesdale," and if reoorered, to keep it nntU he 
•hould oome baek to reoUim it. but, in the mean tin* to 
wear .t for hi, «Ae. The ring, whioh i. aTro^beh 
of ,.lver wth an angel holding the Heart of ^gS^" 
w^ fo^d and ., now worn by Mr. Morritt. ^ ' 

T^^.Tu**' "^^^ " ^'"'•» » «>« mid.t of the 
Lo^.'^, on the «co„d Beform Bill, Jl fe^! 


oioiu demoi«tr«tioii. o« the popuUo. on ita wjeotion wei. 
i„p.rtwitnM.«lbyWn. H.«wth.hou.e.of.«v,«^ 
of ^cbief Tone.. «.d above Jl, tUt of U» Duk. o 
WeUington, ihattered «.d Jmct »oked. He h»d of 
violence offered to the penon. of wme of hi. own noble 
friend.; and having been invited to attend the dnuUn- 
L of the infant heir of Bucclench, who» godfather 
the King had propo«d to be, on a day appointed b, hi. 
Maierty! he had the pain to nnderatand that the ceremony 
mnrt be adioumed, beoau« itwa. not con.idered «fe for 
hi. Majerty to visit, for .uoh a purpoM, the paUoe of one 
of hu mo.t amiable a. weU a. iUiutnou. peer.. 

The f oUowing U part of a letter which I Utely received 
from Sir Walter', dear friend and kuuman, Mr. Soott 
of Gala: — 

« The iMt time I WW Sir W. Scott wa. in SiuMx PlM., the 

dtv after he arrived from Scotland, on hi. way to Italy. 1 

w« prepared for a change in hi. appe.r«ice, but w» not 

rtmck »iU. «. gr«.t a on. -I I h«l expectei H. .vulenti, 

Sd let .tren^ -ince I »w him at Abbatafori the prevlou. 

„t»mn,but hi. .y.w«i go«l. In ki. "feuUfo^however, 

there w«i too m«ufe.t an imperfecUon. We conyen«d .hor%, 

„ may be .uppowd, on hi. health. ' Weaknew, he obMrved, 

' wa. 4 principd comphiint.' I i»id that I »»ppo»id he h.d 

been rather too fatigued with hi. journey to leave the io<m 

rince hi. arrival ' Oh no,' he replied, ' I felt qort. able for . 

drive toJay, and have jurt com. from the city. I P"/ » ■""■' 

to my friend Whittaker to a.k him f or some book of travel. 

likely to bo of OM to me on my expedition to the Meditem- 

neaii Here', old Brydone accordingly, .tiU a. good a com- 

p«uon a. any he could recommend.' ' A very agrwabU on. 

Certainly,' I wpUed. - ' Brydone ' (and he) ' wm »dly faded 

during hi. latter year.. Did you ever hear of hi. remark on 

iTown work. ? ' - ' Never.' - ' Why, hi. f amdy nwaUy rejd 

a litOe for hi. unuMment of an evening, and on one occa.ion he 

wu a.ked if he would like to hear wme of hi. traveU to bicay. 

He awented, and Mcmed to lirten with much ple«Kire for «om. 

time, but he wa. too far gone to continue hu attenUon long, 


• Ul. « „v b^dlnZ^Z"^ th« .pok. of « rt«ng, 

Kiv. ip wTiSar J: «d i^.;:^td S: •"•' -' ? 

nothing of maSr _t B„Tl«l"^'' ■""? "' P^«»K. "<« 

.:^p! nd^'::^.:; j'^Xitt^r^r 't 

«Mh other — ' At. ' ..: j i. < iT* ' "*" fighting with 

S«pin,«db.i4':; tS^heigh^^lr '""''« ^Z"^^' 
P«>pl« ndght be oont»»f '"*.V' kW. one would think the 
«o^tog.'_~„l"' '*'•""'••••'*. pudding, but 
«ort, thT^ »» „ '"'' ""•" of the cadi it hM 

/ iwE^tL"' ^' ^'*'^ "-"^ .^™.L^^ 


flattning myiaU it miK" »*»• 5°* g, jm » OM. »«•- 
.i.~,v kuiai with me '"f ••'''• ""'•• "• """ *" r^, t 

wreck ol % nM Uk« Ufc" ' 

V • Tl.«« were rtiU, however, »uch symptoms m 
^rnin^rgorTXtlheV flattered tbe..«We. ««..» 



patitct wonU nbmit (o ■ toUl lotenniMion of lU liter- 
«rj hbor during nine ooniiderable ipaiw of time, tiui 
nuladjr miglit yrt b* uretted. When Uwy left bim after 
the Bnt inepwition, ttey withdrew into an adjoining 
room, and on toon rejoining bim found, that in the in- 
torim ha had wbaeled his chair into a dark oomer, ao 
that he might lee their facet without their being able to 
read hie. When he wai informed of the oomparatiTely 
farorable »iewe they enterteined, he exprenaed great 
ihankfulneet; promiied to obey all their directions as to 
diet and repose most scrupulously; and he did not con- 
ceal from them, that "he had feared insanity and feared 
The following are aztraots l.x>m his Diary: — 

[Abbottford, Stptmber^ 1881. — I hare been Tery 
ill, and if not quite unable o write, I hare been unfit 
to do it. I have wrought, however, at two Waverley 
things, but not well. A total prostration of bodily 
stnngtb is my chief complaint. I cannot walk half a 
mile. There is, besides, some mental confusion, with 
aie extent of which I am not, perhaps, fully acquainted. 
I am perhaps setting. I am myself inclined to think no, 
and like a day that has been admired as a fine one, the 
light of it sets down amid mists and storms. I neither 
regret nor fear the approach of death, if it is coming. 
I would compound for a little pain instead of this heart- 
less mnddiness of mind. The expense of this jou,-ney, 
etc., will be considerable; yet these heavy burdens could 
be easily borne if I were to be the Walter Scott I once 
was— but the change is great. And the ruin which I 
fear involves that of my country. Well says Colin 
Mackeniie: — 

" SluU this DMdhtiai itrika thy towm dcu F 
NoibiiZUuiniul nielindii'tirininiiv, 

[TUi (iBdated) nbj aait hsn bMu msds shni tks niddb at Sib- 
1^— D. D.] "^ 


TV! tkt wUHiImP Ww fww »» I i tW Jm ii, 

AW Ikj IM iktf te lliU'4 «llk lk> teM •( Ik7 kbf .- • 

[London, Oetobtr 2.] — Wa wrivwl in LondoD alUr 
• long jonriMy — th* wmIomh of mjr UmlM pklpkUy 
lnorMwiiig, ud th* nxdioiiM piMoribtd maUng me 
WMktr (Tfry day. Loekhut, poor f«Uow, b M ■ttontiTt 
■■ poHibla, and I haTt, tbaok Qod, no pain wluktonr; 
eonld th* daea; but b« m eaiy at la*t, it would b* too 
happy. But I fancy the iutanoM of Euthanaaia an 
not in T«iy urioiu oaaea Ttiy oonunon. Lutanon there 
oettainly an among the learned and the unlearned — 
Dr. Blaok, Tom Puidie. I should like, U it ploawd 
Gk>d, to elip off in raoh a quiet way; but we muit take 
what fate lendi. I hare not warm hopee of being myielf 

[Wordiworth and hli daughter, a fine girl, wen with 
ni on the lait day. I tried to write in her diary, and 
made an ill-faTored botoh — no help for it "Stitohee 
will wear, and ill onea will out," ai the tailor nyi.] 

October 12. — I«rd Mahon, a Tery amiable at well as 
clerer young man, oomet to dinnu with Mr. Croker, 
Lady Louisa Stuart, and Sir John Malcolm.* Sir John 
told us a stoiy abont Oarriok and his wife. The lady 
admired her husband greatly, but blamed I- .j for a taste 
for low life, and insisted that he loved better to play 
Somb to a low-lifed audience than one of his superior 
characters befon an audience of taste. On one particu- 
lar occasion she was at her box in the theatn. Bichaid 
m. waa the perfonnanoe, and Qairick't acting, particu- 

> SMKalhlot SlandowiiiCaillila tU KlM»»b)f. — Fai(>ai< ITarb, 
mL It. p. Ml. 

• [Sb Join IMoolm'i lw« pablia sppivuia «• la LoaloK >t * mn*- 
1^ eoBTravd for th* pupoM of nUsf ■ moaiuaoat of hU fiind Sir Wil. 
tor, ud hh mndwUiw woKb wan, tl»i whoa ho Unwlf "waofooo, Ui 
•oi mlilit bo prood to mj that Uo f athor bad booa amoic tbo eontribaUM 
to tbat ihriaa of gmivM." 8b Joba «•• Mraok dowa bj paraljdo oa tbo 
loUawiai daj, and diad Ha; 30, 1833. — D. D.] 

••3« GARRICK ly 

IfftiL'L'^, »'«'*■«»•' ^ -Join. UBlm-l ,ppU».. 

Octobtr 16. —A pkuut brmkfut at H<«h.m„t„- B«U H.U, to whom I owe « Zoh for Z. 
"xrting my wtre.t in « eMy . m«mer. I found mv» 
gmto»t to the B.,h«n h«l been pointed o^^^l^!, 
DnncM u bamg » meMuie which wouU be PMtioulIr r 

^o«,pbm.nt.] On my w., back. I odled to^T 

bTo^J * »"• '.'"' °"" """ *''•'"'• They ,re in the 
b^ GothH> t«tej»d executed at the e.pen« of . U^ 

.™. to U^«™,ed by way of mortgage payable inl^ 

J-n, ewh uicrmibent within the tune p» ng • r„^. 

tH» of about X4000 a year. I war pl^^to ^AU 

Vkodor of church «chit«*u™ retumbn^in 

J,K «ind««d .he h» had every night .in'ce'^w^ 
■we -Lady Stafford, Lad, Louio. Stuart, Lady Men- 


taga, Miss Montagu, Lady Davy, Mrs. Maolflod, and her 
girls — Iiord Montagu, Macleod, Lord Dudley, Bogers, 
Mackintosh. A good deal of singing. [li Sophia keeps 
to early hours she may beat London for small parties as 
poor Miss White did. A little address is all that is ne- 

Sir Walter seemed to enjoy having one or two friends 
to meet him at dinner — and a few more in the evenings. 
Those named in the last entries came all of them fre- 
quently—and so did Lord Melville, the Bishop of Ex- 
eter, Lord Ashley, Sir David Wilkie, Mr. Thomas 
Moore, Mr. Mihnan, and Mr. Washington Irving. At 
this time the Keform Bill for Scotland was in discussion 
in the House of Commons. Mr. Croker made a veiy 
brilliant speech in opposition to it, and was not sorry 
to have it said, that he had owed his inspiration, in no 
small degree, to having risen from the table at which 
Scott sat by his side. But the most regular of the even- 
ing visitors was, I think. Sir James Mackintosh. He 
was himself in very feeble health; and whatever might 
have been the angaries of others, it struck me that there 
was uppermost with him at every parting the anticipation 
that they might never meet again. Sir James's kind 
assiduity was the more welcome, that his appearance 
banished the politics of the hour, on which his old 
friend's thoughts were too apt to brood. Their conver- 
sation, wherever it might begin, was sure to fasten ere- 
long on Loohaber. 

When last in Edinburgh, Scott had given his friend 
William Bum, architect, directions to prepare at his 
expense a modest monument, for the grave of Helen 
Walker, the original of Jeanie Deans, in the churchyard 
of Irongrey. Mr. Bum now informed him that the little 
pillar was in readiness, and on the 18th October Sir 
Walter sent him this beautiful inscription for it: — 









PRACnsiD ni BaAL lifb 










a Braoonra bib fbok tbb iivibitt o» tbi iaw 







It was on this day also that he completed the preface 
for his fort' coming Tales; and the conclusion is so re- 
markable that I must copy it: 

"The genUe reader » acquainted, that these are, in all prob- 
BbOity, the kst tales which it wiU be the lot of the Author to 
rabmit to the public. He is now on the eve of visiting foreign 
parto ; a ship of war is commissioned by ila Koyal Master to 
oury aie Author of Warerley to climates in which he may pos- 
sibly obtam such a reet»ration of health ae may serve him to 
»pin hu thread lo an end in his own country. Had he contin- 
ued to prosecute his usual literary laboM, it seems indeed prob- 
able, that at the term of years he has abeady attained, the bowl, to 
use Uie pathetic Unguage of ScriptOTe, would have been broken 
st tie fountain; and Uttle can one, who has enjoyed on the 
whole an uncommon share of the most inestimable of worldly 
blessings, be entiUed to comphun, that Ufe, advancing to its 
penod, should be attended with its usual proportion, of shad- 


owa and rtorau. Th«y hive Effected him «t leart in no more 
painlal minner than i. inseparable from the discharge of this 
put of the debt of humanity. Of thoee whoM rchition to 
him in Uie ranke of life might have insured him their sympathy 
under indisposition, many are now no more ; and those who may 
yet foUow in his wake, are entitled vo expect, in bearmg mevit. 
able evih., an example of firmness and patience, more especiaUy 
on the part of one who has enjoyed no smaU good fortune dur- 
lug the course of his pilgrimage. . . i u , 

" The public have chums on his gratitude, for winch the Au- 
thor of Wavcrley has no adequate means of expression ; but he 
may be permitted to hope, tiiat tiie powers of his mind, such as 
they are, may not have a different date from Uiose of lua body ; 
and that he may again meet his patroniiing friends, if not e: 
actly in his old fashion of Uterature, at least in some branch, 
which may not call forth the remark, that — 

' Snptifliuiii Ugs the TStena on the stags.' " ' 

Next moming, the Honorable Captain Henry I>™™n. 
B N., who was at this time store-keeper of the Ord- 
nmce, and who had taken a great deal of trouMe in ai- 
ranring matters for the voyage, called on Sir Walter to 
introduce to him Captain, now Sir Hugh Pigot, the com- 
manding officer of the Barham. The Diary says : — 

CMoJer 19. Captain H. Duncan caUed with Captain 
Pigot, a smart-looking genUemanlike man, who announces 
his purpose of sailing on Monday. I have made my 
preparations for being on board on Sunday, which is the 
day appointed. , 

Captain Duncan told me jocularly never to take a naral 
Captain's word on shore, and quoted Sir WiUiam Scott, 
who used to say waggishly, that there was nothmg so 
accommodating on shore, but when on board, he became 
a peremptory lion. Henry Duncan has behaved veiy 
kindly, and says he only discharges the wishes of his 
service in making me as easy as possible, which is very 
1 JduMon's Fmily ^T H""" f'"*"- S~ ontt, toL iii. p. 186. 


bandaome — too high a compliment for me.' Ko danger 
of feud, except about politics, which would be impolitic 
on my part, and though it bars out one great subject of 
discussion, it leaves enough besides. Walter arrives, 
ready to sail. So what little remains must be done with- 
out loss of time. 

I leave this country uncertain if it has got a total 
pardon or only a reprieve. I won't think of it, as I can 
do no good. It seems to be in one of those crises by 
which Providence reduces nations to their original ele- 
mento. If I had my health, I should talie no worldly fee, 
not to oe in the bustle; but I am as weak as water, and 
I shall be gUd when I have put the Mediterranean be- 
tween the island and me. 

Octouer 23. — Misty morning — looks like a yellow 
fog, which is the curse of London. I would hardly take 
my share of it for a share of its wealth and its curiosity 
— a vile double-distilled fog, of the most intolerable 
kind. Children scarce stirring yet, but Baby and the 
Macaw beginning their Macaw notes — 

Dr. Ferguson found Sir Walter with this page of his 
Diary before him, when he called to pay his farewell 

" Aa he was still working at his MSS.," says the Doctor, " I 
offered to retire, but was not permitted. On my saying I had 
come to take leave of him before he quitted England, he ex- 
claimed, with much excitement: 'England is no longer a 
place for an honest man. I shall not Uve to find it «o; you 
may' He then broke out into the details of a very favorite 
raperstiaon of his, that the middle of every centur^ had always 
been marked by some great convnlsion or calamity in this is- 
land. Already the state of politics preyed much on his mind— 
and indeed that continued to form a part of the delirious 
■ The Hon. Ca^ain Dgnoan, ;otuigMt loa of Lord Diiiicas, ncoindtlie 
laaoi of Kiii(litlioed in 1834, and dM in Monmbw, 183S, agat ig. 



dreama of hia last illnen. On the whole, the ultentioiu which 
bad taken phwe in his mind and person since 1 had seen him, 
three yean before, were veiy apparent. The expression of the 
countenance and the pUy of features were changed by alight 
palsy of one cheek. His utterance waa so thick and indistinct 
M io make it Tery difScult for any but those accustomed to 
hear it, to gather his meaning. His gait was less firm and as- 
sured than ever ; but his power of self-command, his social 
tact, and his benevolent courtesy, the habits of a life, remuned 
nntouched by a malady which had obscured the higher powers 
of his intellect" 

After breakfast, Sir Walter, accompanied by his son 
and both his daughters, set off for Portsmouth; and 
Captain Basil Hall had the kindness to precede them by 
an early coach, and prepare eTerythinp for their recep- 
tion at the hotel. They expected that tiio embarkation 
would take place next day, and the captain had consid- 
ered that his professional tact and experience might be 
serviceable, which they were eminently. In changing 
horses at Guilford, Sir Walter got out of his carriage, 
and very narrowly escaped being run over by a stage- 
coach. Of all "the habits of a life," none clung longer 
to him than his extreme repugnance to being helped in 
anything. It was late before he came to lean, as a 
matter of course, when walking, upon any one but Tom 
Purdie; and the reader vrill see, in the sequel, that this 
proud feeling, coupled with increasing tendency to ab- 
straction of mind, often exposed him to imminent hazard. 
The Barham could not sail for a week. During this 
int rval. Sir Walter scarcely stirred from his hotel, being 
unwilling to display his infirmities to thccrowd of gazers 
who besieged him whenever he appeared. He received, 
however, deputations of the literary and scientific socie- 
ties of the town, and all other visitors, with his usual 
ease and courtesy : and he might well be gratified with 
the extraordinary marks of deference paid him by the 
ofBcial persons who could in any way contribute to his 

1 83 1 PORTSMOUTH 93 

ease and comfort. The flnt Lord of the Admiralty, Sir 
James Graham, and the Secretary, Sir John Barrow, 
both appeared in person, to ascertain that nothing had 
been neglected for his accommodation on board the frig, 
ate. The Admiral, Sir Thomas Foley, placed his barge 
at his disposal; the Governor, Sir Colin CampbeU, and 
aU the chief officers, naval and military, seemed to strive 
Witt, each ottier in attention to him and his companions. 
In Captam Hall's Third Series of Fragments of Voyages 
and Travels (vol. iii. p. 280), some interesting details 
have long since been made public' But it may be suffl- 

' Jl'l'"'^ ^*" '""*" "" '»*' """P*" of thij hook to Sip WJter". 
wnk ta Pommonth. Tl,-« clo« ob«ifT,rat one. perooind th. reloobuiea 
mth which Scott h«l i^cmd to iiiid.rt.ka th. ioiini.y, uid th. nnill hoo. 
h« h*l of unondnunt ; hut hi hul so. miul. op hi. niod to th. intiu. 
bb .Til — tor io h. coi»id.r«l it - of IttTiig homo, ud hi. .pirita had 
r<>c<nrar«l aomathiog of thsir .ootad el«iti«ity. " Nothing could h. mora 
pwd-naturad duo tha mumar in which h. idlowed himaalf to ba mado 
tha lion. . . . Eyary mortjd that could by .u; mean, gat u, introduction, 
and Mma aran without, paid thair rupacta Ha daalinad uaing no our 
and n.Tar ahowad anything but the meat cordial good-wiU, aran to thoaa 
who came protwadly to m tha ahow. Ona day an old acquainlanca of 
mina, a aa«nan of tha nama of BaUay, tha admiral'. m.«.ugar, riier 
muah aicuaa-niaking, adiad whalhar it wara poaaihla for him to gat a 
Bght of Sir Walter Scott, ' in order to hear him .peak.' Nothing, I told 
him, waa mora aaay, for whan aa naual he bronght tha letter., he had only 
to uy that ha wiahad to deliTar tham in perwn. . . . When the houeat 
fallow'a widm ware aipkined, Sip Walter deaired him to ba lent up, and, 
taking haada with him, md, ' I hope youareiatiafiednow you haTaheapd 
me apeak.' 

" ' I aent thpea man o« yaatarday, air,' mid BaU.y, ' to enter for the Bap. 
ham — all bacaiue you are going in her.' . . . 

" "That 'a aometUng of a compliment,' aaid Sir Walter Utar, 'but a 
giealer honor to my aalabrity waa paid by a Sdimonger in London laat 
week.' " Thia man waa applied to by a wnant of Mta. Lockhart, for ■ 
certoiu kind of flah, but it being Ute in Uia day, there waa none left But 
on finding who it waa wanted for, the fiihmonger raid that altered the 
matter, and if « bit waa to be had in London for love or money it ibould 
be at Sir W.lter Saott'a di.poaaL Tha man hinuelf actually walked up 
with the iiah aU the diatance fror. BiUingagale to the Regent'. Park. 

Now,' uid Sir Walter, ' if that ia not aubatantial liteparj peputation. I 
know not what ia.'" 

It nugt he added that in thn. hut intep»i.w.. Captain Hall nioke often 
to Sip Walter of the different norela, a .ubjeot upon which be had now no 
objaotjon to oouTarae ; and when tha Captain aaid that ha pegatded him- 


oient to My here, th»t had Captain Pigot and hii gdlant 
shipmate) been appointed to convey a Prince of the Blood 
and his suite, more generous, anxious, and delicate exer- 
tions could not have been made, either in altering the 
interior o£ the vessel, so as to meet the wants of the pas- 
engers, or afterwards, throughout the voyage, in render- 
ing it easy, comfortable, and, as far as might be, mtorest- 
ing and amusing. , n _» 

I subjoin an extract or two from the Diary at ForU- 
mouth, which show how justly Dr. Ferguson has been 
describing Sir Walter as in complete possession of aU 
the qualities that endeared him to society : — 

(ktdber 24.— The girls break loose— mad with the 
craze of seeing sights— and run the risk of deranging 
the naval officers, who offer their services with their 
natural gallantly. I wish they would be moderate in 
their demands on people's complaisance. They little 
know how inconvenient are such seizures. A sailor in 
particular is a bad refuser, and before he oan turn three 
times round, he is bound by a triple knot to all sorts of 

October 27. —The girU, I regret to see, have got a 
senseless custom of talking politics in aU weathers, and 
in all sorts of company. This can do no good, and may 
give much offence. Silence can offend no one, and there 
are pleasanter or less irritating subjects to talk of. I 
gave them both a hint of this, and bid them remember 
they were among ordinary strangers. How little young 
people reflect what they may win or lose by a smart re- 
flection imprudently Jred off at a venture I 

On the morning of the 29th, the wind at last changed, 
and the Barham got under weigh. 

hU >• mort fortoiuito in h.™* bMome th. p»M«ot of ihj opigtaJ mm- 
HMript ol The Ate-.; vary, Soott petiin»a, " I Mn gUd jou f»l «, te it » 
the one 1 like beet"] 

i83« THE VOYAGE 95 

After a few d»y8, when they had paued the Bay of 
Biioay, Sir Walter ceawd to be annoyed with aea-aiok- 
neu, and lat most of hii time on deck, enjoying appar- 
ently the air, the wseneiy, and above all the ihip itself, 
the beautifnl discipline practiud in all things, and the 
martial exercises ot the men. In Captain Pigot, Lieu- 
tenant Walker, the physician Dr. Liddell, and I believe 
in many others of the officers, he had highly intelligent, 
as well as polished companions. The course was often 
altered, for the express purpose of giving him a glimpse 
of some famous place; and it was only the temptation of 
a singularly propitious breeze that prevented a halt at 

On the 20th November they came upon that remark- 
able phenomenon, the sudden creation of a submarine 
volcano, which bore, during its very brief date, the name 
of Graham's Island. Four months had elapsed since it 
"arose from out the azure main " — and in a few days 
more it disappeared. "Already," as Dr. Davy says, 

' [The Jooiiud wn kgpt wUh gnat lefularitj imug tlie Toyv>i 
tloofh tba eulier entria nn brirf. On Nonmbar 13, Sir Waltw writaa : 
" The wind contin' m anacoonunodnting, ... we promiMd outwlvei to luTe 
■w Oibmltv .» at luat Tangian, thia morning, but wa an diaappointad 
«l botb. Tangiaia nmindcd me of mj old antiqnarian friend Anriol Hay 
Drammond, who ia Cjnaol there. Certainly if a human Toice could hara 
made ita hail heard thnnch a league or two of contending wind and waTe, 
it meat ban been Anriol Ommmond'i. . . . Ha had a aort o{ aTarice of 
proper aamaa, and, baaidaa half a doian which wore hia legitimately, he had 
a elaim to be called OorwriA, which uncouth appalUtion he aaeerted, on no 
▼ery good authority, to be the anoient name of tlie Haya — atale. Iloved 
him dearly ; he had high apirita, a lealoua faith, good-humor, and anthn- 
aiaam, and it grievea me that I mnat paaa within ten railea of him and 
lure him nnaaluted i for mercy-a.gad what a yell of gratitude would there 
be 1 I would put up with a good rough gale which would force ua into 
Tangieta and keep ua there for a week, but the wind ia only in geuUe op- 
peeition, like a well-drilled aponaa. Gibraltar we ahall aee thia erening; 
Taagieia baeomea out of the queation. . . . 

"I begin to aak myaelf. Do I feel any aymptoma of getting better fn>m 
the clhnata, — which ia delicioua, — and I cannot reply with the leaat oon. 
•clouaneaa of certainty, ... but 1 write eaaier and my apirita are better. 
Tlie diiBoulty will be to abatain from working bard, bat wa will try." — 
Jmnial, toI. iL pp. 432, 433.] 


"ito cnunbling miuM WM« f»lling to pl«ooi from the 
prenure of the h«.d or foot." ' Yet nothing oould pw- 
vent Sir Walter from landing on it— and in a letter of 
the following week be thu» deicribee hii adYenturoj — 
the Barham had reached Malta on the 22d. 


HuTA, Nonmbv SJ, 18S1. 
Mt deab Skbhb, — Our habite of non-oorreepondenoe 
an 10 firmly eitabliihed, that it mnrt be a matter of 
lome importance that lets either of ua a-writing to the 
other. At it bae been my lot to we the new Tolcano, 
called Graham's Island, either employed in establnhing 
itulf, or more likely in decompoeing itself — and as it 
must be an object of much curiosity to many of our 
brethren of the Royal Society, I have taken it into my 
head that even the very imperfect account which I can 
give of a matter of this extraordinary kind may be in 
some degree valued. Not being able to borrow your 
fingers, those of the Captain's clerk have been put m 
requisition for the enclosed sketeh, and the notes adjomed 
ate as accurate as can be expected from a hurried visit. 
You have a view of the island, very much as it shows at 
present; but nothing is more certain than that it is on 
tiie eve of a very ■ jwrtant change, though in what re- 
spect is doubtful. I saw a portion of about five or six 
feet in height give way under the feet of one of our com- 
panions on the very ridge of the southern comer, and 
become completely annihilated, giving us some anxiety 
for the fate of our friend, tiU the du't and confusion of 
the dUpersed pinnacle had subsidrxl. You know my old 
talents for horsemanship. Findmg the earth, or what 
seemed a substitute for it, sink at every step up to the 
knee, so as to make walking for an infirm and heavy 
man nearly impossible, I mounted the shoulders of an 
able and willing seaman, and by dint of his exertions 
1 PUloKfliical TnauaetiimM, May, 1834, p. 662. 


rod. ntulj to th. top of the id«,d. I would b.T. riron 
« gT«t d»l for you, my friend, the fnquent «nd wUliuK 
.upplier of my def«rt,j but on thi. journey, though un- 
djrtaken I,te m We, I have found. f«m. the benefoknee 
of my companion,, that when one man', .trength wa. in- 
tufflcient to .apply my deflciencie., I had the willing ud 
rf hrenty,f,t could be uwful. I have nnt you one of 
tte large.t b ock, of Uya which I could Bnd on the i.let, 
though raid piece, are innumerable. We found two 
dolphin., killed apparently by the hot temperature, and 
the body of . robm redbreast, which wemingly had come 
off from the neare.t Und, and .tarred W death on the 
Mlet, where it had neither found food nor wal»r. Such 

^^ «'l '/^** ?* ** *"' ■"^'"P* *« ""k 'he island 
with fl.h and fowl. On the «,uth .ide, the voloanio 
principle wa. .tiU apparently active. The perpetual 
bubbling up from the bottom produce, a quantiTv of 
.team, which hm. all around the bane of the island, and 

wTMi' " "'* * "'""^ "•'*'' '«■' *"» " di'tance. 
MMt of these appearance, .truck the other gentlemen, 
I beheTe, a. well a. myself, but a genUeman who ha^ 
visited the rock repeatedly, i. of opinion that it i. cer- 
tamly moreasmg in magnitude. It. decrease in height 
may be consistent with the increase of it. more level parts 
md even it. general appearance above water; for the ™ini 
whichcrumble down from the top, are like to remain at 
the bottom of the ndge of the rock, add to the general 
.«e of the islet, and tend to give the ground flrmn!L. 

rhe gale, of this new-bom island are anything but 
odonferous. Brimstone, and .uch like, are the prevail- 
mg wTors, to a degree ahno.t suffocating. Every hole 
dug m the «md is flUed with boiling wator, or wh?t w^L 
nearly ,noh. I cannot help thinking that the great ebul- 
lition in the bay » the remain, of the original orator 
now ahnort fiUed up, ye. rtill .bowing that s^me extraor! 
^My operations are going on in the subterranean re- 




If Tou think, my ae» Slum, th.t uiy of ^>—^f 

^ Le fr«, to «,mmnnlo.». th«« .ith.r ««1» 8"^ 
Tto th. Club. M you joag. met ?«>??'• -^.'•"J"'^ 
^J«ne.' in fall Wth) but h. rmuhed Uto . gmhy 
Stag X>. forgrtting thrt I w- . oont«tand oommod- 
STl JenTto dS» him by th. h»d, which would h.y. 
Si htat^ d.,.' impri.inm.nt. I being t pr«.nt m 

'Tr«w » inrt-io. of th. rtriotn-. with which thi. 
Uw U rb.»v«l: In entering the h»bor. . ■«-»" ™ 
Zh^fromoftry-d..™. H. .w»n .trongly. notw^^ 
Zding the fall^but the Malte« bo*". °* '^'^ 'l^" 
«M «;.«!. t«k.d from him, to .void picking h.m up, 
InTr^luh boat, which did tJ.. th. poor m» m 
"m condemned to ton d.y.' impriionment. ^ wward^" 
Wolence of the Mtion. It U in the ««P~»*7 °^ "l""- 
S Pritoner. that we now inhabit th. de<»y«d ch«n. 
K a magnificent oM Sp«.irf. paUce. which r«embles 
Se 1^00^ of the Don in hU yonth. a -"« Joo w."!. 
f^ U. .hrunk rf«nk.. But you know Malta, where 
'Xre U more magnificence than comfort, though we have 
met already many friend., and much kmdneM. 
■"MTZ'compUment. to Mr.. Skene, to w_^m I ^ 
brining a fairy cup made out of a NautUu. '*»"-*« 
oriy^ne which I found entire on Graham • I'l^d- '^ 
oririnal owner had .offered •l"PT^''-7j. **« ^ ^ 
^.&ly remember*! to all friend, of the Club.- 
Your. ever, with love to your ^^^<^^^^ ^^, 

. J»- Hmtt Sk«., Bk, • - "I «r W;. «m.P«l»«. — *•» • 
jooog dBom 00 duty « MjJ^ ^^ ndl, Orfotd, Norwnb" 

«83« MALTA 5, 

At Mtlta Sir Wiltor found Mrtnl fritndi of formtr 
Jys. bewde. young Skene. The Kigbt Honorable John 
HooUum Frere htd been resident there for Mreral yean 
u he (tiU continuee, the captive of the enchanting oU- 
mate and the ramantic monumenU of the old ehivalrv ' 
Sir John Stoddart. the Chief Judge of the ithuid, luid 

r^,*^?"** "^' •'°" '•* •"'? *»y« o' Lawwade 
and Ulenflnlaa; and the Lieutenant-Governor, Colonel 
Seymour Bathurit, had often met him under the roof of 
hii father, the kte Earl Bathunt. Mn. Bathunt'i dii- 
tmguuhed micle, Sir William Akxander, «me time 
Lord Chief.Baron of England, happened alao to be then 
TUitmg her. Captain Daw»n, husband to Lord Kinned- 
der • eldeat daughter, was of the garrison, and Sir Wal- 
ter felt as if he were about to meet a daughter of his own 
in the Euphemia Erskine who had so often sat upon hU 
knte. She immediately joined him, and insisted on 
being aUowed to partake his quarantine. LasUy, Dr. 
John Davy, the brother of his illustrious friend, was at 
the head of the medical staff; and this gentleman's pre- 
•ence was welcome indeed to the Major and Miss Scott, 
as well as to their father, for he had already begun to be 
more negligent as to his diet, and they dreaded his re- 
moval from the skilful watch of Dr. LiddeU. Various 
letters, and Sir Walter's Diaiy (though hardly legible), 
show that he mspeoted with curiosity the knightly an- 
tiquities of La Valetta, the chureh and monuments of St. 
John, the deserted palaces and libraries of the heroic 
brotherhood; and the reader will find that, when he 
imprudently resumed the pen ol* romance, the subject he 

PMt." Tire or tkiM d>;s Utot l» f oUoirad hfa will-lorcd Maad islo the 
•MMB vorM,— imUy ud ndnU; lik. a oUld blliiig idMp he puHd 
•••Tiiimfectpraoa.— D. D.] ^^ 

' Ski th. oharmug ^afc i, Shum, Jhm WiUiam SUwart Bfi at 
• ' r*,? •'°*'' Buokluii, lYer, at Malta, pubUdied .ith •ome oUur 
PM0«i«18aB. [Mr.Pr«r.nrrerr«hini«dtoEiijl«iid. He di«d M Mdta, 
JMOMT 7, 1846, in hi. MTCDty^wTenth yew. Hie ud Sir W Jter'i frUad, 
WiBaa, Stevart Boee, died AptO 30, 184S.] 

,oo SIR WALTER SCOTT *t, <o 

Mkoted WM from *nniJ>. He «ijoy«d J« th. 
loTety of th. «oon,plUl-d p.non. I Ut. bwn n« 
ISS th. in»l« of honor U»Uhed on him by th. inhabit- 
ut.. both MtiTt and EngUib. . , ^ ^ 

HonTb. -w mooh of . Sootoh '.ay. with m«.y of 
whoM fnend. uid connection, he u 1 been i»»"»^- 
Mr.. John D.»y. the d.ughter of . b«rther «lvo«.U. 
the Ute Mr. AiohibJd Fletcher, whoee reeidencj m Win- 
Wgh ««. to be in North C-tle Street. ..thin . few 
X^. of "poor 89." Thi. Udy hM b«n " good « to 
Zurt-meVrth . few pi*., of her "F""'/ J""™'' 
and 1 un inre the .eader wiU t.1u. a copy of »>»° ""^ 
than anything ehM> I could prodaee with reepect to Sir 
Walter', brief reiidenje at MalU : — 

" BirfoT* the «id of NoTmiber," ny. Mn. D.T7. " • r«* 
«^" „ prod««d to M.1U, « W.U it n-igh^by th. .rri- 
^ Sir WJur S«.tt. H. »m. h.« in tl» B«h«n an- 
Z. conridered th. T«y b««.ty of th. fl«t- ' . p.rf« d..p, 

;Ln.. In h7«.»J. it may now b. told that A. »m«l th. 
^ g«t«l, wrtatoly th. n.«t p«p.l» «ithor of ^•'"'P^'-" 
S. JUdit.^«u. , hot it WM «na»ng t. «. that th. offle.™ 
rf th. .hip thought- th. great«l M>d romwicr murt 
«i„ more «Uition to hl« fan., from having been a 
Su«rd th. Barh«n, than th.y or ,he could po».Uy re€..v. 
.v.n from hartog Udten on board .«.h a gu«t. Our Go«n.or 
Sir F. Ponwnby, had not rirtum.d from a vuit to Engtand 
wh.n thU arriTj took pla«. but order, had been r«e.ved that 
aU mannw of attontion .h«. 1 H. paid ; 'hM . houM, carriage 
hor«., .t... .houldb. pUc«l at Sir Walter'. d»po»l ; and aU 
who thought they had th. imaUe.t right to com. forward ou 
th. occion, or .T.n a d.c.nt pretence for doing w, w.r. ..g«r 
to do him honor according to th«r notion, and mean.. 

" On account of ch<dera than prmrailtog in England, a qoar- 
„tin.wa. at thi. tim. .nforcd h.« on aU who earn, from 
U»n.. '.ut tort«d of drittog Sir Walter to th. ordmary U* 
retto, »m. good apartment, were prepared at Fort MjnoeHor 
iTind hii toUy^ occupy for tb. appototed t«ne, 1 bebev. 




■i«d.y* H»lli«tli.ld.aiUIjrI«« to ,^„U» .«».,. 
i» TUlun who wdud on himi M»l I W.U i«Dnib.r, «, «. 
MDiiuring CoIoimI and Mn. BmIwm «ad Hir WUlUm A1«|. 
u<l«r I. p., ant rUm how U» Mmbr. Uiidlag.p|«, ,| 
Uw Mana Mium« (Um q««nuitlaa liarbor), oixbr Uw twarr ba» 
ti«. that .helton it «. U» ValrtU rid., gar, .«« th«. ti,.n, 
rf an Ulutriou antral, in tiM onnraal namlwr of boaU and bat- 
Ua irf parliM Mi.'.ag forth to, or rtturning fnun Fort UanuaL 

°\ ^ V"*"^ "^ "" ''•'• *" "•" i» «1» ca« of on. 
wliom aU •d.liKht«] to honor,' a qnanntin. ririt i. a noublr 
■ncomfortabl. things and whan our Uttl. procMion had 
nurchMl up w,.nl bn»d flighu of Map., and w. found oni^ 
MlYM on a UndUg-plao. haring a vid. doorway oppoiit. to na, 
ta which «t Sir WalUr - hi. danghlw. Major HoottTand Mn! 
I^™m.tandingb.hind-anda.tootbarplacad acroM mdw 
fMt in front of th.m, to krap n. at th. bgal diitane. — I could 
not but rqunt baring gon. to taka part in a cramony m for- 
mal and weariMm. to all concnnml. Sir Walter row, bat 
■Mmad to do it with difficulty, and th. paralytic OxmI look of 
hi. faca wa. moat diitrMting. W. aU walked up to th. bar, 
but thare itood T.17 lik. culprit., and no on. leemed to know 
who wa. to ipnk flnt Sir W. Alexander, however, accuatoni«t 
of old to diKourM from th. bar, or charge from th. bench, wa. 
beyond qnntion the proper pmon — to, aftar a wry UtU. hni- 
tation, h. began and mad. a neat apeech, expreuing our hope, 
ttat Sir WJter would wjoum at MalU a. long a. ponible. 
Hit Walter replied very .imply and courtMuily in hi. natural 
namner, but hi. articnUtion wa. manif eiUy ,«ect«l, though not 
I think qmt. m much w a. hi. exprmion of faca. He wore 
tarawn of the Lowlaid nnall-check«l pUid, and litting with 
hu hand, crowd over the top of a rfiepherdVlooking lUS, he 
wa. very like the picture p.intt.1 \y Leali., and engraved for 
Me of the Annual., — but vihen he .poke, the varied exprMuon, 
that OHd quite to redeem aU heavinMa of featoree, wa. no 
longor to be iaen. Our riait wa. ihort, and w. left Mr. Frer. 
with him at the bar on our departure. He came daily to aee 
lua friend, and paaaed more of hi. quarantine-tim. with him 
tban any one elae. We were told, that between Mr. Frere'. 
habitual abmnm of mind, and Sir Waltw'. natural Scotch de- 
"r« to ahake hand, with him at arery mtatiog, it required aU 

,02 SIR WALTER SCOTT ^t. 6o 

the vigiUnc of the .tt.nd«.t genii of to V^^,^ P-»' «'• 
fered for "^ »" J^*^"! ,, Hotel, in Strada Ponente. Our 

^oBt have changed him, forwhen I^ "™ "^^ ^„^ h.,e 
bnrgh, perhape five or «f ,f "',,^'°": ^one or two din- 

nrr LttTu-jin^t^i > Yrrt^-LTi^r:::^ 

^„ ; for he «emed re»lutely P™-!™' » ^ ^^f t, i 


tation from the gameon to a '^'.'^'Zniy^ iltoeM, but 

bestow on \-'-:'}'^y'ZZJTi^^. It ™. I 
extremely eharactenstic of «" twte oi ™ P j^, „f 

l^Ueve, wen got '•P.-->»;,^,f^"^tf r::Suery, and 
Malta .eremom«, f^-y^^^;" officer and hi. colleague. 


1831 MALTA 103 

nitaries of the island) to the scnind of Scotch music ; and as it 
was \cM in the ^eat room of the Aaberge de Provence, for- 
waily -.'uA of the festal halls of the Knights of Malta, it was 
not a bad pcone — if such a gayety was to be inflicted at alL 

'' A day or tv o afterwards, we gladly accepted an invitation 
t.i ju^ht to us i y Miss Scott, to dine quietly with him and two 
or tnree v>ii:r^p^ of the Barham at his hotel ; and I thought the 
day of this dining so white a one as to mark it especially in 
a little note*book the same evening. I see it stands ilated 
December the 4th, and the little book says, ' Dined and spent 
the evening of this day with Sir Walter Scott.' We had only 
met him before at large dinner-parties. At home, he was very 
much more happy, and more inclined to talk. Even now, his 
conversation has many characteristics of his vnitings. There 
is the same rich felicitous quotation from favorite writers, — 
the same happy introduction of old traditionary stories — 
Scoteh ones especially — in a manner as easy, and evidently 
quite unprepared. The coming in of a young midshipman, a 
cousin of his (Scott by name), to join the party, gave occasion 
to his telling the story of ' Muckle-Mouthed Meg,' ^ and to his 
describing the tragi-comical picture drawn from that story by 
Mr. G. K. Sharpe, which I remembered to have seen at Ab- 
botsford. At dinner, he spoke a good deal of Tom Sheridan, 
after telling a bon mat of his in illustration of something that 
was said ; and seemed amused at a saying of Mr. Smyth (of 
Cambridge), respecting that witty and volatile pupil of his, — 
* that it was impossible to put knowledge into him, try it as 
yot might.' — * Just,' said Sir Walter, * like a trunk that you 
are trying to over-pack, but it won't do — the things start out 
in your face.' On joining us in the drawing-room after dinner. 
Sir Walter was very animated, spoke much of Mr. Frere,^ and 
of his remarkable success, when quite a boy, in the translation 

* See ante, toL ii. p. 61. 

> [In the Diary for November 26, Kp Walter Bays : ** Vidted my old and 
maoh reipeoied friend, Mr. John HooUiam Prere, and wm mnoh gratified 
to aee him the lame man I had always known him, — perhaps a little indo- 
lunt ; bnt that *■ not mneh. A ^ood Tory as ever, when the love of many 
ia waxed cold." Two days later he writea : " Virited Frere at Sant' An- 
tonio ; a beantifnl place with a splendid garden, which Hr. Frere will 
never tin of, nnlev some of his family oome to earrj him homa by fiKOS." 
— JowmtU, vol. IL pp. 446, 447.] 




jet. 6o 

of a Saxon ballad.^ This led him to ballads in general, and 
he greatly lamented his friend Mr. Frere's heretty in not es- 
teeming highly enough that of ' Hardyknute.' He admitted 
that it was not a veritable old ballad, but * just old enough,' and 
a noble imitation of the best style. In 8{;^'aking of Mr. Frere's 
translations, he repeated a pretty long passf^e from his version 
of one of the Romances of the Cid (published in the Appendix 
to Southey's quarto), and seemed to enjoy a spirited charge of 
.he knights therein described, as much as he could have done in 
his best days, placing his walking-stick in rest like a lance, to 
* suit the actio.: to the word.' Miss Scott says she has not seen 
him so animated, so like himself, since be came to Malta, as on 
this evening. 

" SuTiday Mominffj December 6, (as my said little note-book 
proceeds to record), — Sir Walter spent chiefly in St John's 
Church, the beautiful temple and burying-place of the knights, 
and there he was much pleased and interested. On Monday, 
the 6th, he dined at the Chief-Justice, Sir John Stoddart's, 
when I believe he partook too freely of porter and champagne 
for one in his invalid state. On Tuesday morning (the 7th), on 
looking from one of our windows across the street, I observed 
him sitting in an easy-chair ia. the parlor of his hotel, a book in 
his hand, and apparently reading attentively : — his window 
was wide open, and I remember wishing much for the power 
of making a picture of him just as he sat. But about eleven 
o'clock Miss Scott came over to me, looking much frightened, 
and saying that she feared he was about to have another paralytic 
attack. He had, she said, been rather confused in mind the 
day before, and the dinner-party had been too much for him. 
She had observed that on trying to answer a note from 
the Admiral that morning, he had not been able to form a 
letter on the paper, and she thoi^ht he was now sitting in a 
sort of stupor. She begged that Dr. Davy would visit him as 
soon as possible, and that I would accompany him, so that he 
might not suppose it a medical visit, for to aU such he had an 
utter objection. I sent for Dr. D. instantly, and the moment 
he returned we went together to the hotel. We found Sir Wal- 
ter sitting near a fire, dressed, as I had seen him just before, 
1 See antt, vol ii. pp. 141, 142. 




m. large ,Jk^wD, idn f«e » good dwl fished, and 
h« eye, heavy. He ™e, however, a. I weat up to hua,G, 

kindly whether I wae quite recovered from a UtUe iUae., I hid 
eompUmed of U.e day before, and then walked to a t^ble^ 

vll ."t" ' *'',.™>'"> »» '""k »' »»■"« view, of r new 
ItT m the Mediterranean, which, by way of apoW 
for our early V, t, ^^ ^^^^^ ^^ _^ X po ogy 

«™ed plea^d ; but there wa. great indi,tinctne» in hi, 1^! 

Z. •*..'"*• "° '°™ »^' »* "J"™- »»d began, of hie 
own accord, to convert with Dr. Davy on the woriie wm 
4en engaged in_the Life of Sir ajy^^^j^ ^tX 
™ teuly glad he wa, thn, - gaged, a, he <Ud not think ju,tice 
had been done to the character of hi, friend by Dr. fU ll 
|,«akmg„f the .cieatific dietinctdon attained by Sir Humphry 
he ,a,d, I hope, Dr. Davy, your mother Ld to ,ee it^ 
ftere must have been ,nch great pleasure in that to her.' We 
both remember with much interest thi. kindly litUe obaerva. 

r^y at Ae di£ferent time, we met, -bowing that, ' faUen ' ae 
the mighty wm, and 'hi, weapon, of war perished,' the 

nnpam,d, hi, ,en,e of the value of home-bred worth and affec 
hon was m full force. Hi, way of mentioning ' my son Charles, 
poor feUow,' whom he wa, longing to me-, at Naple., or^r; 

C5„ti'' ""'='' ^'"* '"' »»'»«» f >«■"«" ever 
havmg quitted,-™ often reaUy affecting. Our visit to- 
gether on tbi, mormng wa, of course ,hort, but Dr. Davy raw 

Whsd to his head and though they did not give immediate 
rehef to his uncomfortable rensations, he was evidently much 
better next mormng, and disposed to t^- a drive into the 

rrS:, , T ^™°" '"™8 '■»'»"™ »»« of the horw, 
provided for hi, u,e, I, at hi. request, ordered a litdo open 
»rruge of onr, to the door abont twelve o'clock, and prep.^ 
to«!company him to St. Antonio, a garden residence ofthe 
Governor,, about two miles from Valetta, then occupied by 
ilr. Frere, whose own house at the Pieti was under repair. It 
™ not without fear and trembling I undertook this UtdTdrive 
-not on account of the greatness of my companion, for asrar- 



106 SIR WALTER SCOTT ^t. 60 

edly he wm the mort hnmue of liom, but I feared he might 
have HHne new .eiiiiie of illneM, and that I shotUd be very 
helpleaa to him in such a caw. I proposed that Dr. D. ihonld 
go instead ; but, lilte most men when they are iU or unhappy, 
he preferred having mmmnkind about him,— said he would 
' like Mn. Davy better ; ' so I went. The notices of his ' cai^ 
riage talk ' I give exactly as I find them noted down the day 
after — omitting only the stoiy of Sir H. Davy and the Tyro- 
itse rifle, which I put on record separately for my husband, for 
insertion in his book.' 

"My little note-book of December 9 says, — The day was 
ve'T beautiful, (like a good English day about the end of May), 
and the whole way in going to St. Antonio he was cheerful, 
and inclined to talk on any matter tHt was suggested. He 
admired the streets of Valetta much u we passed through 
them, noticing particularly the rich efTeet of the carved stone 
balconies, and the images of saints at every comer, saying sev- 
eral times, 'This town is reaUy quite like a dream.' Some- 
thing (suggested, I believe, by the appearances of Romish super- 
stitiononaUsidesofus) brought him to speak of the Irish — of 
whose native character he expressed a high opinion ; and spoke 
most feelingly of the evil fate that seemed constantly to attend 
them. Some link from this subject (I do not exacUy know 
what, for the rattling progress of our little vehicle over ill-paved 
ways, and his imperfect utterance together, made it difficult to 
catch all his words) brought to his recollection a few fine lines 
Irom O'Connor's Child, in the passage, — 

* And rauffed, sa to the judgment seat. 
My guilty, trembling brothels round,' — 

which he repeated with his accustomed energy, and then went 
on to speak of Campbell, whom, as a poet, he honors. On my 
saying something of Campbell's youth at the pubUcation of his 
first poem, he said, ' Ay, he was very young — but he came out 
at once, ye may say, like the Irish rebels, a hundred thousand 

" There was no possibility of admiring the face of the coun- 
try as we drove along after getting clear of the city gates i but 

1 See D.. Davy's Memoin of Us brotker, vol. i. p. 606, for the secount 
of SpockbwAker's liSe, now in the Armory at Abbotrford. 






I WM pleued to see how refreshuig the »ir eeemed to Sir Wal- 
tep-and p„h.p. thi. m«lo him go back, m he did, to hi. 
day. of long walk., over mo., and moor, which he told me he 
had often traTonwd at the rate of flvMnd-twenty mUe. a dav 
with a gun on hi. .honlder. He .nuffed with great delight the 
perfnme of the new orange., which hung thickly on each .ide 
a. we drove np the long avenue to the court-yard, or .lablcyard 
rather, of St. Antomo_.nd wa. amuMd at the Maltese unti- 
dme« of two or three pig, rmming at Urge under the tree.. 
That . ]u.t hke my fnend Frere,' he »id - ' quite content to 
kt pig. run about m hi. orange-grove..' We did not find Mr. 
Frere at home and therefore drove back without waiting. 
Among «.me other talk, in returning, he .poke with praiw of 
M... terrier a. a novelist, and then with still higher praiw 
of Miss Austen. Of the latter he said, ' I find myseU every 
now and then with one of her books in my hand. There '. a 
finishing^ff in some of her scene, that i. reaUy quite above 
everybody else. And there '. that Irish lady, too — but I for- 
get everybody's name now' ' Miss Edgeworth,' I said — 

• Ay, Mis. Edgeworth — she 's very clever, and best in the litUe 
touche. too. I 'm sure, in that chUdren'. rtory ' _ (he meant 
Swnple Susan) — ' where the little girl j^rt. CTlh her Umb, and 
the httle boy bring, it back to her again, tbt.-- '= uothing for 
It but just to put down the book, and cry.' _ A little afterward, 
he said, ' Do you know Moore ? — he '. a charming fellow — 
a perfect genUeman in society; — to use a .porting phrase 
there 's no kick in his gallop.' s i- -"> 

"As we drew near home, I thought him somewhat fatigued, 
— he wa. more confused than at first in his rp-oUection of 
names, — and we drove on without saying anything. But I 
»haU not forget the kindly good-humor with which he said in 
getting out at hi. hotel door, ' Thank ye for your kindne.. 
-your charity, I may say — to an old Ume man— fareweUI' 
He did not Kem the worse of thi. Uttle exertion this day; 
tnt, thenceforvirard, wa. prudent in refusmg aU dinner invita- 

"^ Friday (December 10), he went, in company with 
Mr. Frere, to Me Citta Vecchia. I drove over with a lady 
fnend to meet them at the church there. Sir Walter .eemed 
pleued with what was .hown him, but was not animated 


,o8 SIR WALTER SCOTT mt. 6o 

On S»turd«y, the 11th, he drove oat twice to see TMioui thing, 
in V»lett». — On Moncl»y morning the 13th, I law him for the 
iMt time, when I c«Ued to take leave of MiM Scott Dr. Davy 
accompanied him, in the comm of the following morning, to 
■ee Strada Stretta — the part of the city in which he had been 
told the young Knight, of Malto u»ed to fight their duel., when 
■uch affairs occurred. In quitting Uie street. Sir Walter hmked 
round him eamestiy, and said, ' It wiU be hard if I cannot 
make something of tins.' On tiuit day, Tuesday mommg, De- 
cember 14, he and his party went again on board the Barham, 
and sailed for Naples." 






On the 17th of December, the Barham reached Naples, 
and Sir Walter found his son Charles ready to receive 
him. ^ The quarantine was cut short by the courtesy of 
the King of Naples, and the travellers established them- 
selves in an apartment of the Palazzo Caramanico.i 

Here again the British Minister, Mr. Hill (now Lord 
Berwick), and the English nobility and gentry then resid- 
ing in Naples, did whatever kindness and respect could 
suggest for Sir Walter; nor were the natives, and their 
visitants from foreign countries, less attentive. The 
Marquis of Hertford, the Hon. Keppel Craven, the Hon. 
William Ashley and his Lady, Sir George Talbot, the 

• [Tl» Dtaryruoord* tlw MriTilrt N.plwon tk« Hth, " where w. were 
detained for qiuranti», whenoe ve iren not diamiwd till the day befon 
Chmtme* I uw Chnrle* to my great joy, ud agreed to dine wii'i hii 
narter, Right Hon. Mr. Hill, reaolfing it ahonld be my fint and hut engage- 
Mnl at Naplea. . . . It i« innated that my apriral haa been a aignal for 
tne graateat eniption from VaauTioa vbich that monatain haa farored na 
with for many a day. I ean only aay, aa the Ftenehman aaid of the eomet 
■JWoaed to fonteU hU own death, ' M, maiitun, la unite me faU tnt, 

' Vaplaa, tlwa 'rt a ganant dty, 
Bot thou baat baoa daarlr boagbt * ~~ 

8» h King Alphom made to ram np the praiaoa of tU> prinoely town, 
with the loaaea which he had anatained in making Umaalf maater of it I 
Mok on it with aomething of the aame feelioga, . . . when I recall Lady 
Northamplon, Lady Abetoom, and other frienda much beloyed who hava 
mat thaii daath in or noai Uiia city." — jMnal, ToL ii. pp. 4S0, 4(2.] 


,,o SIR WALTER SCOTT *t. 60 

venerable MatthU. (author of The PurraiU of Lite»ture). 
Mr. Auldio (celebrated for hU awent of Mont Blanc), 
and Dr. Hogg, a medical gentleman, who hM linoe pnb- 
liAed an *S»unt of hi. tr.«U ™.^ Em'-"'Tw 
have, in their variou. ways, contributed whatever they 
could to hi. comfort and «nu«ment. Brt the penon o£ 
,hom he Mw mo.t wa. the Ute Str W.a»m Oell who 
had long been condemned to live in Italy by ailment, an.l 
il^rmitie. not diwimiUr to hi. own.' Sir W.lhan.. 
Aortly after Sir Walter', death, drew up a memoir of 
their intercour», which wiU, 1 believe, be oon.idered a. 
aufBcient for this period. 

Before I introduce it, however, I may notice that bir 
Walter, whenever he appeared at the Neapolitan Court, 
which he did «veral time., wore the un^o™ of a briga- 
dier-general in the ancient Body-Guard of Sootland-a 
dre.. of light green, with gold embroidery, assign^ to 
tho« ArcAer. by George IV. at the termination of h,. 
northern progre.. in 1822. I have observed this crcum- 
"tance aUuded to with a sort of sneer. The truth 1. Sir 
Walter had ordered the dress for the christening of the 
young Buccleuoh; but at any rate, the machinery now 
Attached to his lame Umb would have made it impossible 
for him to appear in breeches and stockings, as was then 
imperative on civilian.. ., , o- -nr u.. 

Further, it wa. on the 16th of January that Sir WaUer 
received the inteUigence of hi. grandwn'. death. H« 

[^ Hi. end wu not iKluMi md » hop. lad for T~" w^." , 
tluu.Mol.e- to the« .1 Din*"""* •'It"'*^ • . ■ Ood MM. T™ •^ 
M, d««.t moth., ,m "f* •^;^Xd^'.U th. «»l«p.»d.»» rf 

to r«d th.. th. child W ».T.r . ch.00. 1«"° * "~^ y^ 
Wthy Uh. Hi. p«o., U. c«-M!l* 1^ «<"7* 'f^ S^XSj 
the DuUoeholT biudm ol h« ittm, .ad Looklarts ilitwM M"" I 

«83a NAPLES ,,, 

Diuy of that date haa limply thew word.: "[A piece 
of mteUigenoe certainly to be expected, but now it haa 
come, aiBioto ui much.] Poor Johnny Lookhartl The 
boy 15 gone, whom we have made io much of.> I could 
not have bome it better than I now do, and I might have 
borne it much wone. 

. ".} '".'"on* "Tening to the Opera to lee this amuwment 
mjto birthpUce, which U now so widely reoeired over 

At first Sir Walter busied himself chiefly about form- 
rag % collection of Neapolitan and Sicilian ballads and 
Wdsiles; and Mr. Matthias seems to have been at 
iD-ch pains in helping this. But aks, ere he had been 
tong in Naples, he began, in spite of all remonstrances, 
to give several hours every morning to the composition 
of a new novel. The Siege of Malta; and during his stay 
he nearly finished both this and a shorter tale, entitled 
Biiarro. He also rekied more and more in his obe- 
dience to the regimen of his physicians, and thus applied 
a twofold stimulus to his malady. 

Neither of these novels will ever, I hope, see the light; 
but I venture to give the foundation of the shorter one, 
«8 nearly as I can decipher it from the author's Diary, 
of which it occupies some of the last pages. 


CimbMtt, A<t nr. SaaS. 

■Odl !• »t U., fcrt tta» tut th«. worf. wm ««i«t.d witJ. th. thmigbt 
Of e dmly loTtd gTMd»n. In imtiii, to L^y Lo^m StMrt, imb. 

t^, ' iHb tb«t it will sot bt long Infora 

" tU blid l> Smra 
Th«t w* tasT* BMtb n nrach o£." 
• [Sir WJlM p)« on to •>; KnutUng of th. nimb Open HonM, Its 
McUnoe, .nd tb. pnfotmuot, wUcb urtnnUj ttOpui mnsli mon tku 


I ll 






" Thii BUW WM otllMl, from bit wily but intxonblt tcraptr, 
n BiuuTo. H« WM etptain of ft gmng of banditti, whom he 
goTerned by hii own satbority, till be inereued them to 1000 
men, both on foot ud honebuk, whom he maintained in the 
monntauu of CaUbrim between the Freneh and Neapoliunn, 
both of which he defied, and piUaged the country. High re. 
wardi were Mt upon hie head, — to very little purpow, ae he 
took care to guard himaelf againrt being betrayed by his own 
gang, — the eoinmon fate of thoeo banditti who become great in 
their vocation. At length a French colonel, whoee name I have 
forgot, occupied the country of Bizarro, with «uch «uccm«, that 
he formed a cordon around him and hie party, and included 
him between the folde of a mUitary column. Well-nigh driven 
to lubmit himself, the robber with his wife, a very handsome 
woman, and a child of a few months old, took poet one day be- 
neath an old bridge, and by an escape ahnost miraculous, were 
not perceived by a strong party whom the French maintained 
on the lop of the arch. Night at length came without a dis- 
covery, which every moment might have made. When it be- 
came quite dark, the brigand, enjoining the strictest silence on 
the female and child, resolved to start from his place of shelter, 
and ae he issued forth, kept his hand on the child's throat. 
But ae, when they began to move, the child naturally cri«l, 
its father in a rage tightened his gripe to relentlessly that the 
poor infant never offended more in the same manner. 

"His wife had never been very fond of him, though he 
trusted her more than any who approached him. She had 
been originally the wife of another man, murdered by her sec- 
ond husband, — which second marriage she waa compelled to 
undergo, and to affect at least the conduct of an oftectionale 
wife. In their wanderings, she alone knew where he slept 
He left his men in a body upon the top of a hill, round which 
they set watches. Ho then went apart into the woods with hi« 
wife, and having chosen a lair in an obscure and deep thicket, 
there took up his residence for the night. A luge Calabrian 
dog, hie constant attendant, wae then tied to a tree at some 
dLtance to secure his slumbers, and having placed his carabine 
within reach of his arm, he consigned himself to such sleep " 


W«g. to hi. filing. B,.aehpr««UoMl,.W«c«»dhi. 
nn for nuuiy yeun. »*■« ■!«■ 

thooghu h««„. d.t.rnu„ri on «„„g.. One .v.nin« h. t-A 
«ph« qu^r^r. with U.. „„J pr.e.„,?:„, fc„, ^u«,n. U« o^ 

»U to ""t, when hi. p.rtn.r wom from hU .ide, ud en h« 
b««.. «„..ble th.t .he h«l done «,, .he «i«d W. ci^W."^ 

.rm,.^ She finuhed her work by eutUng off the brigund'. h.^ 
»<! o«ryu,g ,t to u« principj town of the provi„ceVwhe«2 
dehvered .t to the j»lice, «.d cl«m«l the Ww.rd ittwh^ to 
i^tPll ; "? '?''' ""'"•'"K'y- Thi. fen, J. rtUl Ure^ . 

ufrin .T*""""' '°".'^8 "•'>»"•. y" «"ce iU thought of, 1! 
«d.r,ng the provocation. The dog .truggkd extremely ti get 
^ on heanng the .hot. Some „y .he femje .hot it , oth!« 

^ r^h- ';!^' "P'/'-f'y P-*"! »h™»gh the .tont young 
tTM to w^ch .t w« fed. He wm worthy of . bettor miter.* 

d,. flrin T?i ™°""P-V»»' »' "» b«"d w« di.turbed by 
the flnng of the Bizarro', c^bine .t midnight They rj 
trough U,e wood, to .eek the cpUin, but finding hin, Ufel^ 
.nd headle« they bee«„e .o much «,rpri»d, Untt many o" 
UMm .umndared to the government, «,d relin.,ui.hed Ul 

^tml, t" l"i "'.*• ^''^ " " "'«» W «■ -PW*. 

WM brolien up by hi. death. 

I kl*^^?? <'«l«r •tone, respecting the cruelty of thi. bandit, 

™t of h.m feU mto U. h«.d., «.d wa. made to die the de^lJ^ 
mir P"'y°"P - *»« ». the period being the middle of ™m. 

«po«d to aU the intolerable in.ecto of a wuthem .ky. 11, 
«rp. were J«, informed where they might find their officer if 
they thought proper to .end for him. A. more than twoX, 
d.p«d before the w«tched u^ wa. ,„„„d, nothing ll^ZZ 
«hfe rehc. were ducovored. I do not wamuit thL rtori.., 
rot Rich are told currently." ""Tie., 

Here is another -taken. I believe, from one of the 
rade pamphlets m his collection : — 


,14 SIR WALTER SCOTT «t. «o 

«Tb«t ™ . iMiiiwo* " -V «"*»•• "i"'*! ?^^ *• 

2u 8hi w», mdor U- bop. ol •taring •Mh . ptiM. m^ 
^^o .« . Z., »« U lta«ighb.ri»od. h»d»m., «««. 

to ta». .»«««««» hi. «Ur««. I tat tar Uttar, " »»'»l "P^ 

Swto,»«rhto.dir«rt»ndporiU«rrf»jL Tta gJb«t 

UlrS to ««tin«. U. -l-l™- 1« tap- rf oT.r»n.i»g tta 

JtaLl. b, U. p.r«T.nuw., bat tta (rthW oppo.iUon mmed 

i^U. ta.r.M.'^by tta lov.r-. p.rti,».Uy. ^t U»0h. - tta 

tJan wrikrf on. «.ning, «n.king hi. pip., upon tta u™« 

Sr« hi. door, tta loT« untappUy p««d by. «d. •«~«V''5^ 

th. in.t«.t thought ttat tta obrt«l. to tta h.pp.n». ol ta. W. 

«L^r.nti^ in hU own powor, ta rwtad upon tta father, 

~.^ Wm with »ta« mortJ .Uta rf hU luuf.. «d m«l. h.. 

Hcniw to tha moontun.. ^ . ■ 

" Wtat WM mo.t romuknU. WM, ttat ta w« prot«ted 

«.i„.t tta poUM, wta went, » wM ttalr duty, m qu«t of 

STby tta S-bitwU of tta n.ightarhood, who »«ord«l h„n 

both .belter «.d .uch food M ta n>qair«l, looltrng on h«n k» 

„ . wiUul crimin.1 than >n unfortunate man, who had been 

,„n,ri«d by a .trong and almo.t in«.i.Uble Un.pUt.on , « 

denial at thi. moment U ttaloT. of vengeance to an Ital.«. 

b3, _ and, though chaatiMd in general by MTere»nt, 

^™h are Udnal. .ympathixed with by tta commumty. 

I now inwrt the Neapolitan p«t of Sir Willuun GeU'. 

« Every r«ord of tta Utt« day. of tho«> wta, by their «- 
tion. or^ir talent., tav. exdt-l tta •d™"''™ "4^«'7^ 
the attention of thdr contemporarie., ba. been thought wor% 
d p,.«ryation •, «.d 1 f«d, «. that a«»»nt, a »«!»«•'»>/ ^ 
.^ complying with tta r^juert that I wonU funm^ '^ 
anecdote, of Sir Walter Scott a. my Aort mtmacy thrt 
SI per«.nag, may tav. afford^L Tta r«»n «»Jgned 
in^tatt^ which I received from «-»! tta famUy on tta 

- f 1 


•0bJ«,»WM,thrtIw«hl.'Ut«» W«d,- «d ihu ,pp«u«l 

to m. u .trong • motin « U I eoaU lur. bwa .«IM hlTiw. 
llMt MtjoainUiui*. 

" I l»d m« Sir WiUt« u SUiunot. Priory nan, y«„ ^ 
-h«, 00 .rWt to th. taU M«,uU r- \£.«o™, wh«, T; 
tM4 on of th< nrhmt of hi. p id prodMii„„,, but I lud 
BO tartlwr pmoul eommaniMtion witli him tiU hia arrival at 
Naidai. I waa indnnd to caU on him at th* Palauo Cara- 
i»»ni«o, at tha dnir* of a mutual, on th. Oih of Jano- 
aiy, 1832 ; and it b probabl* that our mutual inlirmiUM, whith 
mad. u luiubl. companion, in oxouruon., oontributnl in a 
gr«t dtgree to th« intimacy which immediately took phu» 
uetwcon Ufc On th* foUowing tnning I preiented to him Mr. 
K.pp.1 Crarcn, wboH Tour in the South of Italy he had iu.t 
read with pleaann. From thi. Ume I wa. cowUnUy in the 
habit of receiring, or caUing for Sir Walter in the morning, 
and u.ually accompanied him to m* any of the ramarkable ob- 
ject. in the neighborhood of Naple.. The Ugo d'Agnano wa. 
among the flr.t place. ri.ited, and he wa. evidenUy quit* de- 
hghted with the tranqua beauty of the .pot, and .trucli partim- 
My by tne .ight of the leave, yet Ungering on the tree, at m 
adranced a period of the winter, and the appeanuice of .ummer 
yet maintained by the meadow, and copw. .urroundiiig the 
Uke. It quicldy recaUed to hi. mind a lake in Scotbuid, which 
he immedUtely began to dcKribe. I afterward, found tliat hi. 
mly pleamr* in Keing new pUce. aroK from the poetical idea, 
they inipired, a. applicable to other Kene. with which hi. mind 
wa. more familiar. 

"Mr. Craven accompanied n. on homback in thi. exeui^ 
■■on, and Sir Walter learning that he wa. writing a wcond 
volume, giving an «!count of a journey in the Abruiii, kindly 
obwrved, that he thought he could bo of um to him in the pnb- 
bMbon of it, adding, - ' I think I may, perhap., be able to give 
m pancake a tow.' • 

" On the 10th of January, I accompanied him to Poiinoli, 
•nd the kte Mr. Laing Meaun wa. of the party. Here we 
•oeceeded in getting Sir Walter placed upon a heap of ruin.. 
Whence he might .ee the remain, of the Therm*, commonly 
-iM the Temple of Serapit Hi. obwrvatiou wa., that we 
might ten him anything, and h* would beUeve it all, for many 

1,6 SIR WALTER SCOTT at. 60 

of hU friend^ and partioal»ly Mr. Morritt, itd freqiMntly tri^ 
to drive cUMical antiquities as they were eaUed, into hi» head, 
but they had always found his ' skull too thick." 

" It was witii great risk tiiat he conld be brought to any point 
of difficult access ; for though he was so hune, and saw how 
easUy I arrived by submitting to be asMsted or carried, it was 
generaUy impossible to perauade him to commit himself to tiie 
care of the attendants. 

" When Sir Walter was presented at Court, the King re- 
ceived him with marked attention, and insisted on his being 
seated, on account of his inflrmity. They boUi spoke, and tiie 
bystanders observed, that his Majesty mentioned the pleaeoM 
he had received from reading tiie works of his visitor. Sir Wat 
ter answered in French, but not in a dear tone of voice ; and 
he afterwards observed, tiiat he and tiie King parted mutuaUy 
pleased widi the interview, considering Uiat neitiier had heard 
one w rd of what was uttered by the other. 

« On tiie 17th of January I took Sir Walter to dme wiUi the 
venerable Archbishop of Tarentum, a prelate in his mnetieth 
year, but yet retaining his faculties unimpaired, and die warmer 
feelings of youth, witii weU-known hospitality. The two elders 
seemed mutuaUy pleased witii tiie interview, but Uie difficulties 
of hinguage were opposed to any very agreeable conversation. 

"On tiie 26Ui of January I attended Sir Walter in a boat, 
,itii several friends, to the min. of a Roman villa, supposed 
by Mr. Hamilton and oUiers to have been that of PolUo, and 
situated upon a rock in the sea at the extremity of tiie pnh 
montory of PoeiKpo. It was by no means tiie recoUection of 
PoUio that induced Sir Walter to make tiiis eicuision. A 
story existed, tiiat out of an opening in tiie floor of one of the 
rooms in tiiU vilU, a spectre robed in white occasionally ap- 

1 fThe TUmtj tnt tLmt tfaa Amkbiihop, " notwitlistaiidiiig Ui ■«•,■• 
stm a mo* tatM«ti»g i»«a. A tm fonnsd to MptM. -. tatemt » 
whatsTw p«e., oa»-ii« ni«i™», .ad . totJ •!»■»•<>« aat riP^ '""^ 
,««wUobWi«™tll.l»«to«Ui.<ad and oodtwI. them into . sort of 
p.tri««ti».. App«..tlyhtafoibUw...tondM..f»o.lSi<.-»"|«lr; 
r».p.rb brindlml P.™Un »t, i. . gre.t bMUtj, tad seeiDS . f^f" 
fnoriu. I 000. »w al Lord Yranouth's hoiM a Fa-Mn Mt, but ni* 
,.it. ■» «.. •• »b»t of th. Buhop. I thiii w. wooM h.T. goton wai 
J.^th.r il b. «.rfd bar. n»k.. E.«liA or I ITMaoh ot Utml b.t 
Woj .'" — Jonrsoi, voL li p. 466.] 




pe»red, — whence the place had acqnirea the name of L« Cam 
degU hpmti, and none had presumed to inhabit it. The fact 
wa., ftat a third .tory had been buUt upon the Roman niin., 
and thu being only inhabited by panpere, had f aUen into decay, 
•o a. to endanger one angle of the fabric -and the poUce, for 

T/ ^' v"'"' "^ °"*"^ *»' " ^"^ "a»in nnten- 
anted. The house is situated upon a rock projecting into the 
sea, but attached on one side to the mainland. An entrance 
for a boat has been left in the basement story, and it is prob- 
able that a sort of open court, into which the sea enters at the 
baclc of the house, and in which is the staircase, was constructed 
for the purpose of cooUng the apartments in the heat of sum- 
mer, by means of the perpetual heaving and sinking of the 
ocean which takes place even in the calmest weather. The 
staircase was too much ruined for Sir Walter to ascend with 
safety ; but he appeared satisfied with what he saw, and took 
some mtsrest in the proofs which the appearance of the opus 
reticulatum, high up in the external walls, afforded of the anti- 
quity of the pUce.' 

"On the 9th of February, Sir Walter went to Pompeii, 
where, with several Udies and gentlemen at that time resident 
in Naples, I accompanied him. I did not go in the same car- 
nage, but arriving at the street of the Tombs, found him ah^ady 
ahnost tired before he had advanced a hundred yards. With 
great difficulty I forced him to ax'cept the chair in which I was 
earned, supplying its place with another for myself, tied to- 
l?eUier with cords and handkerchiefs. He thus was enabled to 
PMS through the city without more fatigue, and I was sometimes 
enabled to caU his attention to such objects as were the most 
worthy of remark. To these observations, however, he seemed 
generaUy nearly insensible, viewing the whole and not the parts, 
with the eye, not of an antiquary, but a poet, and eichiiming 
frequenUy, 'The City of the Dead,' witiiout any otiier tI 
mark. An excavation had been ordered for him, but it pro- 
duced nodiing more than a few beUs, hinges, and other objects 
of brass, which are found every day. Sir Walter seemed to 
TOw^ however, the splendid mosaic, representing a combat of 
the Greeks and Persians, with more interest, and, seated upon 
l.\J^ " *°. '»'••"** ^^J «' tU« Roman VUU, by Mr. HamUtoD, 



MT. 60 

% table whence he conld look down upon it, he remained Bome 
time to examine it. We dined at a large table spread in the 
Foram, and Sir Walter waa cheerful and pleaied. In the eTen- 
ing he waa a little tired, bnt felt no bad effects from the ezenr- 
•ion to the City of the Dead. 

" In onr morning drives, Sir Walter always noticed a favor- 
ite dog of mine, which waa nsnally in the carriage, and gen- 
erally patted the animal's head tor some time, saying — 'poor 
l)oy — poor boy.* *I have got at home,* sud he, * two very 
fine favorite dogs, so huge that I am almost afraid they look 
too handsome and too feudal for my diminished income. I am 
very fond of them, but they are so large it waa impossible to 
take them with me.* My dog was in the habit of bowling when 
loud music was performing, and Sir Walter laughed till his eyes 
were full of tears, at the idea of the dog singing ' My Mother 
bids me bind my hair,* by the tune of which the animal seemed 
most excited, and which the kind-hearted baronet sometimes 
asked to have repeated. 

« I do not remember on what day, during his residence at 
Naples, he came one morning rather early to my house, to tell 
me he was sure I should be pleased at some good luck which 
had befallen him, and of which he had just received notice. 
This was, as he said, an account from his friends in England, 
that his hut works, Robert of Fans and Castle Dangerous, had 
gone on to a second edition. He told me in the carriage that 
he felt quite relieved by his letten ; ' for,' said he, ' I could have 
never slept straight in my coffin till I had satisfied every 
chum against me.' ' And now,* added he to the dog, ' my poor 
boy, I shall have my house, and my estate round it, free, and I 
may keep my dogs aa big and as many as I choose, without fear 
of reproach.* ^ 

" I do not recolleet the date of a certain morning's drive, on 
which he first communicated to me that he had already written. 

1 ["/atwary 26.— TUa day irriTod ... an splstla from Cadell full o( 
good tidings. Cojlfe Dangtroiu and Camt Botert if Paru, neither of whom 
I deemed senoitkj, haw performed two voyagM — that ia, each eoM 
about 3400, and the asme ol the onncat year. ... I can hardly, now that 
1 am aaanrad all ia well again, form an idea to myself that I ooold think 
it waa othotwii* And yet I think it ia the pnhlio that an mad lot 
paaaioff those two volnmee." — Journal, voL iL pp. 400, 461.] 




or at lewt advaiiced f»r in a romanee, on the rabiect oJ Malta, 
a part of which, he uid, Uaghingly, he had put into the fire by 
nutt^e for other papery bat which he thought he had re-wri^ 
to better than before. He aeked me ab«>t the idand of 
Bhode., and told me, that, being relieved from debt, and no 
longer forced to write for money, be longed to turn to poetry 
apm,imd to Mewktherin hi. old age hewaa not capable 
of equalhng the rhymee of hi. youthful day.. I enconn«ed 
himin thu project, and adied why he had erer relinquiAed 
poetry. BecauM Byron ie« me,' nid he, pronouncing the word, 
itat, rtort.' I rejoined, that I thought I could remember by 
heart about a. many panage. of hi< poetry a. of Lord Byron', i 
and to thi. he repUed, "That may be, but he Ji* me out of the 
field in the dewription of the .trong panion., and in deep- 
Mated knowledge of the human heart ; im I gave up poetry tor 
the hme. He became from that moment extremely curiou. 
about Rhode., and haying choKn for hi. poetical mbject the 
duvalrou. .tor^ of the daying f the dragon by De Gown, and 
the .tratagem. and valor with which he conceived and executed 
hi. purpoM, he waa quite delighted to hear that I had .een the 
Aeleton of thi. real or reported dragon, which yet remain, re- 
cured by large iron .taple. to the vaulted roof of one of the mte. 
of the city. ° 

" Rhode, became at thi. time an object of great importance 
and cnnoeity to him ; and a. he had indulged in the idea of vi* 
itmg It, he wa. umewhat diepleawd to learn how very far di.- 
Unt it Uy from Corfu, where he had proposed to pam some time 
with Sir Frederick Adam, then Lord High Commiaiioner in the 
Ionian Island.. 

"I mutt not omit rtatjng, that at an early period of hi. virit 
toMaples, an old EngUsh manuscript of the Romance of Sir 
BevM of Hampton, existing in the Royal Library, had attracted 
hu attention, and he had reulved on procuring a copy of it — 
not, I think, for himMlf , but for a friend in Scothmd, who waa 
droady posaeswd of another edition. When Sir Walter vinted 
the Ubrary at the MuMum, the Uterati of Naples crowded 
round him to catch a sight of .0 celebrated a perwn, and they 
•bowed him every mark of attention in their power, by creat- 
^The eommca Scotoh rnmuoiatiin is sot lulike what Sir W. 0. 



MT. 60 

ing lum Honorary Member of their learned societies. Com- 
plimentary speeches were addressed to him in Latin, of which, 
unfortunately, he did not comprehend one word, on accoont 
of the difference of pronunciation, but from the confession 
of which he was saved by the Intervention of Mr. Keppel 
Craven, who attended him. The King of NaplM, learning 
his wish to copy the book, ordered it to be sent to his house, 
and he employed a person of the name of Sticchini, who, 
without understanding a word of English, copied the whole in 
a character as nearly as possible the facsimile of the original.' 
Sticchini was surprised and charmed with Sir Walter's kind- 
ness and urbani^, for he generally called him to breakfast, 
and sometimes *j^ dinner, and treated him on all occasions in 
the most condescending manner. The Secretary was not Ii .?<) 
surprised than alarmed on seeing his patron not unfreqnently 
trip his foot against a chair and fall down upon the floor, for 
he was extremely incautious as to where or how he walked. 
On these occasions, while the frightened Sticchini ran to as- 
sist him. Sir Walter laughed very good4iumoredly, refused all 
help, and only expressed his anxiety lest his spectacles should 
have been broken by the accident' Sir Walter wished, dur- 
ing his stay at Naples, to procure several Italian books in his 
particular department of study. Among other curiosities, he 
thought he had traced Mother Goose, if not to her origin at 
Naples, at least to a remote period of antiquity in Italy.' He 

> ["Jamiary 24. — I havs foond that Sir^raiiam CMl's 1 
... if quite the man for oopyiogf the ronutnoe, whiok U a plain blaek- 
letter of 1S77, at the ohaap * .^ ttmj nte of three qvaOron* a day. I am 
aihamed at the lownen of the remnneration, but it vill dine him capi* 
telly, with » there of a battle of wine, or, by 'r Lady, m whole one if be 
Ekee it ; and thrice the mm woold hardly do that in Bngrlaad." — Journal, 
ToL IL p. 459. The transoript ii now in the Library at Abbotsford.] 

* The speetaolea were valoed as the gift of a friend and brother poet. 
See ante, vol. iz. p. 183. 

' [" January 2S. — I have found another object in the Stndij — the lan- 
gaug9 of Naples. One work in this dialect, for nch it ie, was described 
to me as a history of ancient Neapolitan legends — quite in my wag ; and 
it proves to be a dumpy fat 12mo edition of Mother Qwut'B Taln^ with my 
old friends Pumm in Boola, Bluebeard, and almost the whole stock of this 
very collection. If this be the original of this charming book, it is very 
onrions, for it shows the right of Naples to the authorship, but tliere an 
French editioas very eariy also;— for there are two — whether f^ncfa 

1 834 



raeoeeded in jrarchMmg a coniidmble nnmber of booka in ad- 
dition to hi. Ubnuy, and took the fancy to hare them aU Nmnd 
in Tellnm. '-uu™ 

"Sir Walter had heard too mnoh of Psrtnm to quit Naples 
without <eemg it, and we accordingly formed a party in two 
c«riagee to go there, intending u, ,lem at La Cava, at the 
Tilla of my much respected fnend, Miss Whyte : — a hidy not 
less erteemed for every good quality, than celebrated for her 
extraordinary exertions of benevolence on the occasion of the 
murder of the Hunt family at P-estum. Hearing of this fatal 
•ffair, and being nearer than any other of her compatriots to 
the scene, this lady immediately endeavored to engage a sur- 
geon at I* Cava to accompany her to the spot. No one, how- 
ever, could be found to venture into the den of the murderers, m 
that she resolved to go alone, weU provided wi:h lint, medicines, 
and aU that could be useful to the wounded persons. She ai^ 
nved, however, too late to be of use ; but Sir Walter expressed 
the greatest desire to make the acquaintance of «> admirable a 
person, and it was settled that her hospitable villa should re- 
ceive and lodge us on our way to Piestum. U Cava is twenty- 

onpMl •dibon, uol, omitti»g wme tiOM wUoh th. oU»rlL. 

1 . i™'"'™"'" "'«*'•'''«•"»» mfM them the Lord kiKn™. IwUl 

■t m. up for th. .tt^k upon ^ ,Vr O^. Spirit of Tom Thumb ..- 
«m. I I could I tUufcuak. . n«t thi,«o* tid., obnoriou. to ridioul. 
J^i-whttth..! Th..uU.orol ife S™- .«.„ ™ . d.„, ™^ 

U* oouatrj, I d,™ad hay. tim. euoogh." - J™™/, ,„l. H. „" 439. 

TOca mubuus »m. .ton.. nkUp,„ u, iho* h. mentioi». But thoneh 
•j™ of thM. a„,«rr tr^aou. .rirt i. mMt E»rop,M iMgusg.,, " thdr 

U. C»to rf. „„ jor. roj* of 1697." ProUMy th. dumpj d?^d«rimo n. 

•rfuMl^ projMta for Ut,r«y work, f., «, more l„ k. r^rWtrf th.1^ 
ta int..d«i «udy of th. origin of Popul» T.l«, a topic .. l^i^.,k, 
obnonou. to ridioul,.'" SMJomtaJ.ToI.lLApp.udiiKorVO 


five mUei from Naplin, tnd u it wu neo«H)uy to leed the 
honea, I wm in hopet of ihowing Sir W»ll« the Mnphithealre 
a( Pompeii while they ate their corn. The day, howeTer, be- 
ing niny, we gave np the amphitheatre, and halted at the little 
taTern immediately below PompeiL Here being obliged to re- 
main, it wa« thought adviiable to eat, and I had an opportunity 
of witnaiaing the hoepitality which I had alwaya heard dijtin- 
gnidied Sir Walter, for, after we had flniihed, not only the 
terranta wore fed with the proyieions he had brought, but the 
whole remainder was di«tributed to the poor people who had 
been driven into the tavern by the rain. Thi« liberality unfor- 
tunately occaeioned a deBcit on the following day, when the 
party started without proviiion for the aolitudei of Fwstum. 

" Near Nocara I pointed out a tower eituated upon a high 
mounUin, and guarding a pan by which a very rteep and lig- 
lag road leade toward Amaia. I obeerved, that it was possi- 
ble that if the Saracena were ever really aeated at Noeera dei 
Pagani, this tower might have been at the confines of the 
Amalfitan Republic, and have been their frontier against the 
Mahometans. It was surprising how quickly he caught at any 
romantao circumstance ; and I found, in a veiy short time, he 
had converted the Tone di Ciunae, or Chiunse, into a feudsl 
residence, ard akeady peopled it with a Christian host He 
called it the Knight's Castle, as long as it remained in sight, 
and soon after transferred ita interest to the curious little tow- 
ers, used for pigeon-shooting, which abound in the neighboi^ 
hood, though they were on the other aide of the road. 

" From La Cava, the party proceeded the next day to P««- 
tum, aetting out early in the morning ; but I did not accom- 
pany Sir Walter on that journey, and consequently only know 
that, by good luck, he found eggs and other ruatie tare near 
the Temples, and returned, after a drive of fifty-four miles, 
very much fatigued, to a Ute dinner. He waa, however, com- 
pletely restored by the night's rest, and we viaited on the fol- 
lowing day the splendid Benedictine Monastery of La Trinlt4 
della Cava, ait- -ted about three miles from the great road, 
and approached through a beautiful forest of chestnuts, s- - -id- 
ing over most picturesque mountains. The day was fine, and 
Sir Walter really enjoyed the drive ; and the scenery recalled 
to his mind something of the kind which he had seen in Scot- 




^d, on whieh he repeated the whole of the UlUd of Jook of 
H.«.lde«. with g,e.t emph«U, uid in a cle« yoioe. At the 

Pon^oJ IUm d„,„Ube i„ hi. presence; irfter which 

be WH td,en Witt much difflcnlty, and twice faUing, Ummgh 
the long and dippery Ubyrinth. of that yaet «lifl«,Z^ 
«««! very ud.on. rtairca«., u, the apartment, containing th^ 
«^e.. Here the cunon. MSS. of the Convent wer,"2ced 

in which the name, of Sar«»n. u weU a. ChrUtian. app«» 
ei^er a. witne»e, or principal. , bnt he wa. chiefly .tmck^ 
a book containmg picture, of the Lombard Kinn, of which, 
through the kindne« of Dr. Hogg, he afterward! JoZ»d 
cope, by a young NeapoUtan painter who had chancSdTbe 

r. M '^ °^ *^ "^'^^ ^" ^•^' ^ »°" P'«"«d with 
fte Moaarto^r of U Cava than with any pUce to which I 
luid the honor to accompany him in Italy : > the .ite, the woods, 
fte organ, the «m of the Convent, and, above aU, the Lombard 
Kmp, produced a poetical feeling, and the fine weather » 
»»ed hi, q^to, that in the forert he again recited Jock of 
Haieldean V my de.ire, after a long repetition from hi. favor- 
ite poem of Hardyknute. 

" On the f oUowing day we returned to Naple., but Sir Wal- 
.1 .Tt^j ■"? carriage, and comphuned to me afterward, 
ftat he had never been able to diwover the ' Knighf. Tower • it 
l>«mg, in fact, only Ti.ible by turning back to a per»)n travel- 
tog m that direction. He exprewed hinuelf at aU time, much 
•Wlghted with our amiable hoitew, Miw Whyte; remarking 
VMjr jujtiy that ^e had nothing cold about her but her home, 
which, bemg in the mountain^ i^ in f«t, by no mean. eligibU 
at that waun of the year. ^ 

"In one of onr drivel^ the mbject of Sir Walter', perhan 

^r^r,"T^' " '"* ^y Margaret Bellendra 
defend, the Caetle of Tillietudlem, wa. menti^ a. hawi!^ 

iJ^if'^T^ IW. vidt i. pUUj A„„ ta th. Diary, mrf k. „, 

"yljta („ ti. p,^rp^ „, «»v™aon. I rfio^Ud likeT h«™ oo.- 
SZ^' fj^'" "'L"^''' •"■' "»' "•°»* «» 1»" the -„,. 



XT. 60 

been tnuuUted into Italian under the title of *The Seottith 
FnrituM,' of which he highly ftpprored. I told him how 
■tnnge the namei of the pUeee and the penonages appeared 
in their Italian garb, and remarked that the Caatle wai lo 
well described, and i cem ed eo tme a ]^ctare, that I had al- 
wayi imagined he mart haTe had eome real fortreie in Tiew. 
He said it was Terjr tme ; for the Caitla he had rieited, and 
had fallen m mnch in lore with it, that he wanted to live 
there. He added a joke with regard to hia baring taken hix 
hat oft wh«k he viiited this favorite epot, remarking, that as 
the Castle had been uncovered for many centuries, he bimnelf 
might be uncovered for an hour. ' It had,' said Sir Walter, 
* no roof, no windows, and not much walL I should have had 
to make three miles ci road, so before the affair was settled I 
got wiser.' * 

" On the 3d of April, I accompanied Sir Walter to Pozzuoli 
and to Cumae. We had a party of nine or ten ladies and 
gentlemen, and i^eed to dine at the inn at Pozzuoli, on our 
way back. I explained to Sir Walter the common history of 
all the objects which occurred on the road ; and the account of 
Monto Nuovo, which rose in one night to its present elevation, 
destroying the village of Tre Pergole, and part of the Lucrine 
Lake, seemed particularly to strike Ms poetical imagination. 
There is a point Ir going toward the Arco Felice, whence, at 
a turn of the road, a very extensiTe and comprehensive view 
is obtained of the Lake of Avemus. The Temple of ApoUo, 
the Lucrine Lake, the Monto Nuoto, Baiie, Misenum, and the 
sea, are all seen at once ; and here I considered it my duty, in 
quality of cicerone, to enforce the knowledge of the locali- 
ties. He attended to the names I repeated; and when I 
asked whether he thought bim tpK sure of remembering the 
spot, he replied that he had it perfectly in his mind. I found, 
however, that something in the place had inspired him with 
other recollections of his own beloved country, uid the Stoarts, 
— for on proceeding, he immediately repeated, in a grave tone 
and with great emphasis : — 

* Up ill* oraggy nurant^n, ind down U» momj ^d, 
W« oanna fuiff s-nuUdog, (or Chirlie and hia men.* 

1 Sm the sMoaat of Soott's eariy vUt to &ilgBsth«B Cestle, onto, vol 


j!C"t JL ■^i'' P~'»"y " ™ »'»'■ tJ-t left UrT^ 
he worked lardMt at hi, NoveU- though the C^^ 
wori-K h«l become » fixed th.t I m.y 4\Zg in thU 
oonjeeture I„ generj, however, thet, U.t lette« toS 

wealth, of .atirfaetion in the reemnption of his pen <rf 

Zr" *?^ ^""^ ""•" " AbboSford, and of .Se^ 
^onate anxiety about the friend, he wa, there to rej^^" 
Every one of tho« to UidUw ha, «,mething about ^ 
p«r people and the dog,. One to my«lf ™nvey^ Z 
i^ that he might be «t down for "something a, Und- 

Z%Z^.^^\Zt "•^"P'io- «■» though"oMor 
tte Ettnok Shepherd; who that .pring visited London, 

ll ^.J^ . "■ P""'^ ' Brand pianoforte, which 

daughter. The nme generou, .pint was ,hown in many 
etner oommunioation,. — «"j 

N.ri«'"M™"^i5 """.°' S" ^»'*<"'' •»"«" from 
J^ple,. It wa, «ddre«ed to Mr,. Scott of Harden, on 

the mamage of her daughter Anne to Charle. Baiilfe" 

<Mt XSIlr^j » «l»«rfi.l ud hopeful in ton., ud J,o„ th. m.^ 
"ij^ ^ ?^' *• '^'" ""^ dhtratWl, of hU Utott IrarkT 

"I!l ut .l"' "^ -«k •»«%"*. b. . 1,'Bl.roy, „ aX^ 



Ew|., • ton of bar neighbor in tb* oonntiy, Mr. Bailli* 
of jtrriiwoode. 

TO MX. loaiR or habdis. 

Natlh, Palaoo CAaAMAnoo, Qlk M a nfc , IQSl 

Mr OKABUT Mb8. Scott, — Your kind letter of 8tb 
Ootober, addreued to Malta, naobed me only jatterday 
with a number of otbert which had been tarrying at Jer- 
icho till their beardi grew. Tbii wai in one respect in- 
oonvenient, ae I did not gain the benefit of your advice 
with regard to my traveli, which would have had a great 
infloence with me. Moreover, I did not learn the happy 
event in you^ own family till a newipaper told it me by 
accident long ago. But ai my good wiihei are moit 
■incere, it ie of len ooniequence when they reach the 
partiee concerned, and I fiatter myielf I poMeai ao much 
interest with my young friends as to give me credit for 
most warmly wishing them oil the happiness which this 
auspicious event promises. The connection must be in 
every respect agreeable to the feelings of both familica, 
and not less so to those of a former generation, provided 
they are permitted, as 1 fiatter myself, to tnke interest 
in the affairs of this life. 

I envied your management of the pencil when at 
Malta, as frequently elsewhere ; it is quite a place made 
to be illustrated; by the way, I have got an eaquisse of 
Old Smailholm Tower from the pencil of Mr. Turner. 
Besides the other advantages of Malta, it possesses John 
Hookham Frere, who is one of the most entertaining men 
I know, and with whom I spent much of my time. 

Although I rather prefer Malta, I have no reason to 
complain of Naples. The society is very nnmeroua and 
gay, and somewhat too frivolous for my time of life and 
infirmities: however, there are exceptions; especially 
poor Sir William Gell, a veiy accomplished scholar, who 
is lamer than I am, and never out of hnmor, though 
worried perpetually by the gout, which be bears with the 




cmung tb. Romu, Hutory, „ giren by Lir^wd oth., 

•olred to bring out tbia intereiting book. 
.Jnl-^WJ ^r""" V™' "d tl" b.ll» «» without 
wiuouM qmw tbe rage. But now Lent ii approaobine 
to«W u. rfu,, «U our gayety. «,d every Tn. .eeSf 

tSnifbU i' ^'"''' "" ""•^^ ^ •"<"' «"- 

I ibould have said wmetbing of my health, but have 
nothing to «y ezoept that I «n pretty w.ll, and take 

be of the vehicuhr kind. I think I .haU neie; ride^ 
waut again. But I mu.t not complain, for my plan of 
W^og my debto, which you know gave me « mu^ 
tooublo «.m6 year, .ince, ha. been, th^Or God, com- 
pfetoly .„coe«ful; and. what I think worth telling, I 
JTi^ ""^ °f" £120,000, without owing any one 
a halfpenny _ at leaat I am .ure thi. wUl be th* oaJe by 

nLr^"' T^uh' ."?''>«™8 the Male upon which 
I have aocomphriied it, i. a gnat feat. I wUh I were 

» wy 


■>t te iMrft, tluafli It laD ea BM." 

Aho some mduatiy and «>me .teadine» were nece«ary. 

I ^t ^""^'^' ^ """''' *~ P««t »» exertionTK 
I get better, u Mem. likely, it i. little enough for m 
I»ppy a reault. The young people have been X hIZ 
J which make, me think that about next .pring I wiU 
give your young couple a neighborly dance. It will U 



about this tioa that I tah* th* maaagamut of my afhin 
again. Yon mint patconiM m*. 

My loT* to lUniy, ai wall ai to the yonng oouplc. 
Ha •hould go and do Uhawiia. — Yonr lonMwhat ancirat, 
but T(iy uaaait friaadi 

'Waltu Scon. 


ma™ OF oonm. - «mb. - mwoiajcd* bt tm 

«A»K»0«T. _ TO, Mm. ilKAlttOAT. - FATAL 

JMMTK wnm. - KDomvaaB. - abbowtobo. - 
trnjon Am bobul 


»jUjdtodo» But Si, F™d.rick'w« ^ddllSy ^ 
^ '"» »1«* gorernment, ud .ppointed to on, in 
hd»^dth.Or|«k«ih«»d«,pt. F^m that tun. iS 

ta»kgW S».o.h.j^.g^ work. wUt good 
«d oouU it «,r,. to k~p him ftom working ,t hi.'Swn 
*>A? And u their entr^tiet, ud th« w«min« of 
fo««n doctor., p,o«d Jik. nnBTriling « to the r^nhi. 
toon of h>. diet. whU ren»ining ch«H» oonld tl^Tb. 
m ft«t ioore unk* from rephwiag him under the ev. 
rfjflw f nendly phykiitt, wbo«i wthority had formerly 
"W"^ to h*Te due inflmmoe oa hU mind? He had 
^ to rrtnm by the route of the Tyrol and Germany. 
S^J ^^ ^/ *^ "0-rk.ble d«pd andrSJ: 
~nta of the old Anrtrmn prinoee rt Imupruck, and th. 

tare an btemew with Qoethe at Weimar. That inoet 
d«d ontte 22d of Ma»h. and the new. ««nJd bfS 
jpoa Soott exactly a. the illneM of Borthwickbra. had 
do«e^.n the Augurt before. Hi. imprtimo. redoubled: 


130 SIR WALTER SCOTT ^t. 60 

all his 6no dreams of reooveiy aeemed to Tanish at once. 
— "Ala« for Goethel" he exclaimed: "but he at least 
died at home— Let us to Abbotsford." And he quotes 
more than once in his letters the first hemistich of the 
line from Politian with which he had closed his early 
memoir of Leyden — " Grata quUa Patrite." 

When the season was sufficiently advanced, then, the 
party set out, Mr. Charles Soott having obtained kave to 
accompany his father; which was quite necessary, as his 
elder brother had already been obliged to rejoin his regi- 
ment. They quitted Naples on the 16th of April, in an open 
barouche, which could at pleasure be converted into a bed. 

It will be seen from notes about to be quoted, that Sir 
■Walter was somewhat interested by a few of the objects 
presented to him in the earlier stages of his route. The 
certainty that he was on his way home, for a time soothed 
and composed him; and amidst the agreeable society 
which again surrounded him on his arrival in Rome, he 
seemed perhaps as much of himself as he had ever been 
in Malta or in Naples. For a moment even his literary 
hope and ardor appear to have revived. But still his 
daughter entertained no doubt, that his consenting to 
pause for even a few days in Rome was dictated mainly 
by consideration of her natural curiosity. Sir William 
Oell went to Rome about the same time; and Sir Walter 
was introduced there to another accomplished country- 
man, who exerted himself no less than did Sir William, 
to render his stay agreeable to him. This was Mr. Ed- 
ward Cheney — whose family had long been on terms of 
very strict intimacy with the Maclean Clephanes of Tor- 
loisk, so that Sir Walter was ready to regard him at first 
sight as a friend. I proceed to give some extracts from 
these gentlemen's memoranda, 

" At Rome " (says Gell) " Sir Walter found an apartment 
provided for him in the Cssa Bernini.' On his arrival, he 

> [Is dn Vis di HoMde. A ttUet pkcMd uidar tba window of tli« 
nom aeoupied hj Sir WdMr eommwuntH bis Mtt iHideiiM in BoiM.] 




J!Z?,fc ^^w*^ *"' ""' '"■» ^ i°»n«y i though I 
b^eve the length of time he w« obliged to .it in r^riZ h.d 
W o«.„o„Jly the c.u« of tronble^mie ,ju,pU>Z^JZ 
ta however,u.v«yg«Kl .pirita,„d«he™.lw.y.e.g,rto 
cord«i m hxtory, „ he wa, keenly bent on vtaiting the ho,^ 

rf Bonbon wU. . boUet fired fn,m the C«tle of St Angelo 
The ChevJier Lmg, Chiayeri took him to the pUce, of wS. 

^7^" TL"^ ';:'«"' '^'' •^'"'■'' "" y" "tailed tTii: 

to^fcmly hxed m h« mmd, and to which he very freqnenU, 

"The introdoction of Mr. Cheney was productive of »««» 

VUla Mat., at F««at., which had been for many year, the fa! 
™nte ™,denco of the CardinJ of York, who w« Bi.hc^ rf 

"Soon after hi. arrival I took Sir Walter to St. Peter', 
S^tt f^ r""^ to vi«t, that ho might ,ee the to-T^ 
Ae l.,t of Ae Stnart.. I took him to on, of the ride door^ in 
mI?™"^ ^•J™^""' by great good fortune met w^th 
Monel Bhur > «.d Mr. Phillip,, under who« protection he ao- 
«mphd.ed^purpo«. We contrived to tie a glove round the 
^t of h« rtick, to prevent hi. dipping in «,me degree; but to 
rt!? "r ™ "»"y • "o™™ of danger «,d alam, owing to 
h. mfirmatyand total w«itof caution. He ha, been cenZed 
for not having frequently virited the trea.ure, of the Vatican 
-but 1^ thoM only who were unacquainted with the difficulty 
with which he mov<d. Day, „d week, mu.t have been pa. Jl 
m thu unmen« mu«um, m order to have given him anyidea 

t'^- '^"t' °" ^° ^ ^"^ *^ ■' '"»''» have b«n pLible 
rJ^i" l»ve "cended the rugged irtair,, or to havered 

Lni ".•?■, j;"*™^"* 8^""- " *» »<»«• of "<Jii<»d 
J*™gth and diahke to being awisted under which he then 

"On ^e 8th of May we aU dined at the PaUce of the 
Du«he« Torloma with a very large company. The dim«r 

TZI ^ "^ ""y ■P'™*''' "^ *«"» *e known homital- 
itjr of the fumly it wa. probable that Sir Walter, in the h«t 

' SNaM<,iaLiz.p.2S6, 



of eoDTenstiaii, and with Krruta on all ridn prewing him 
to eat and drink, as is their custom at Borne, might be indnced 
to eat more than was safe tor his malady. Colonel Blair, who 
sat next him, was reqneaf cd to take care that this should not 
happen. Wheneyer I observed him, however, Sir Walter ap. 
peared always to be eating ; while the Duchess, who had dis- 
covered the nature of the office imposed on the Colonel, was 
by no means satisfied, and after dinner observed that it was an 
odd sort of friendship which consisted in starving one's neigh- 
bor to death — when he had a good appetite, and there was din- 
ner enough. 

" It was at this entertainment that Sir Walter met with the 
Duke and Duchess of Corchiano, who were both well read in 
his works, and delighted to have been in company with him. 
This acquaintance might have led to some agreeable conse. 
quences had Sir Walter's life been spared, for the Duke told 
him he was possessed of a vast collection of papers, giving true 
accounts of all the murders, poisonings, intrigues, and curious 
adventures of all the great Boman families during many centu- 
ries, all which were at his service to copy and publish in his 
own way as historical romances, only disguising the names, so 
as not to compromise the credit of tho existing descendants of 
the families in question. Sir Walter listened to the Duke for 
the remainder of the evening, and was so captivated -vith all 
he heard from that amiable and accompliahed personage, that 
at one moment he thought of remaining for a time at Rome, 
and at another he vowed he would return there in the ensuing 
winter. Whoever has read any of these memoirs of Italian 
families, of which many are published, and very many exist in 
manuscript, will acknowledge how they abound in strange events 
and romantic stories, and may form some idea of the deUght 
with which Sir Walter imagined himself on the point of poun- 
cing upon a treasure after his own heart. 

" The eldest son of the Torlonia family is the possessor of 
the castle of Bracciano, of which he is duke. Sir Walter was 
anxious to see it, and cited some story, I think of the Orsint, 
who once were lords of the place. We had permission to visit 
the castle, and the steward had orders to furnish us with what- 
ever was requisite. We set oS on the 9th of May, Sir Walter as 
usual coming with me, and two ladies and two gentlemen occu- 




Wiaghi.c«TiHte. On. of thew I«t wm the «,n rf the DiA. 
^fWoneU, Don MicheUngelo G«tam, . per.^n1f ^Z^ 

mg lu. .t.y at Borne, had conMived a high opinion of him. and 

Jh Jf ^T' •*! ^"^'^' t^'nty-ave mile, from Rome 
"ther fatigued with the ronghnew ef an old BomM road Th.' 

general appearance of that .lately pile, which i, finely «ated 

take ^th rt. wooded rf«,re8, and on the other overlooking the 
town of Braceiano. A carriage could not easUy awend to th! 

«^«ntent to be ««irted, by walking up the rteep and »™ 
^t long a«ent to the gateway. He w« .tmckZh IZ!^ 
hreappe^nce of the Gothi. tower., buUt ^^^^ "Z 
wh«h h^ once formed the pavement of the Roman road «d 

S^lCTf * ^"y^-J-R- of the breed caMDM,. 
"h, comuig to fawn rnon him, he told it he wa, gW to «eiL 

k^d^r dog at home, though may be not « ^Kni-n^rrf 

tar^L^T^ ""^ "1 •r'"'l»°i«' S" Waltefin a J^ 
mt tiiMogh the grand mite of room. — each. a. Hi, w-itl. 
*«Jv^U^^^a. the other-. co^riTuon, I^^ 
•• on. .poke French «Hl the other Iuli«^ Uttl. of it .iouut. 



MT, 60 

ondentooiL Toward the town, » range of smaller apartmenti 
are more convenient, except during the heats of nunmeri than 
the great rooms for a smiUI party, and in these we dined mnd 
foond chambers for sleeping. At night we had tea and a 
large fire, and Sir Walter eonrersed cheerfully. Some of the 
party went out to walk round the battlements of the castle by 
moonlight, and a ghost was talked of among the usual accom* 
paniments of such situations. He told me that the beat way of 
making a ghost was to paint it with white on tin, for that in 
the dusk, after it had been seen, it could be instantly made to 
TUiish, by turning the edge almost without thickness towards 
the spectator. 

" On coming down next morning I found that Sir Walter, 
who rose early, had already made another tour over part of 
the Castle with the steward and the dog. After breakfast we 
set out on our return to Rome ; and all the way his eonTersa- 
tion was more delightful, and more replete with anecdotes than 
I had ever known it. He talked a great deal to young Gae- 
tani who sat on the box, and he invited him to Scotland- He 
asked me when I thought of revisiting England, and I replied, 
that if my health permitted at a moment when I could afford it, 
I might perhaps be tempted in the course of the following sum- 
mer. ' If the money be the difficulty,' said the kind-hearted 
baronet, * don't let that hinder yon ; I 've £300 at your service, 
and I have a perfect right to ^ve it yon, and nobody can com- 
plain frf me, for I made it myself.' 

** He continued to press my acceptance of this soin, till I re- 
quested him to drop the subject, thanking him most gratefully 
for his goodness, and much flattered by so convincing a proof 
of his desire to see me at Abbotsf ord. 

" I remember particularly a remark, which proved the kind- 
ness of his heart. A lady requested him to do something which 
was very disagreeable to him. He was asked whether he had 
consented. He replied, * Yes.' He was then questioned why 
he had agreed to do what vras so inconvenient to him. * Why,' 
said he, ' as I am now good for nothing else, I think it as well 
to be good-naturod.* 

** I took my leave of my respected friend on the lOti*. May, 
1832. I knew this great genius and estimable man but fur a 
short period ; but it wai at an interesting moment, — and be> 


Z*;?^. '"^ "^ impwMed eqwUy wid. the «me conyio- 
bon thmt we lud no tune to low, we Memed to become intimate 
withont pwmg thrott^-h iha n.aj grudirtion. of iriend.hip. I 
r«mm.ber.d jnrt enough of Seottiri, tojx,g«phy «,d notS^em 
«Uqmhe. m gen««l to be .U. to i^ qnertion; on ™bjeet. on 
^t^'JrZ^^Z" "I"^"™'".""! to be deUghted 
Md edifled by hi. mexhanrtible rtoek of Mecdote., Md hi. en- 
non. Md recondite erudition ; «id tiii. w« perh.p. . reuon 
f« the preference he «emed to give me in hi. morning drive., 

tion to been mtimwe with «, celebrated and » benevolent 
» perwinage j and I hope, that the» recollection, of hi. Utter 
day, may not be wiUiout tiieir value, in enabUng thow who 
were acquainted witi. Sir Walter in hi. most brilliL period, to 
eompar. it with hi. declining moment, during hi. reddence in 

Though K>me of the wme things recur in the notes 
with which I am favored by Mr. Cheney, yet the reader 
will pardon this -and even be glad to compare the im- 
prewjoDs of two saoh observers. Mr. Cleney says : — 

"Delighted a. I was to «e Sir Walter Scott, I remarked 
w^h pun the ravage, diuaw had made upon him. He wa. 
rfton abetracted ; and it wa. only when wanned with bi. mb- 
ject Uiat Uie hghtJJue eye Act, from under Uie pent-houM 
brow, with Uie fire and .pint that recaUed tin Author of Wa- 

"The Irt of Hay wa. appointed for a virit to Frewjati; 
sod It gave me great pleamre to have an opportanity of ahow- 
iBg attention to Sir Walter wiUiout Uie appearance of obtru- 

"The VilU Muti, which belonged to the kte Card al of 
Ifork, ha., Buce hi. deatil, faUen into the hand, of wvera pro- 
pnetoniit yet retain., however, ume reUc of it. former 
owner. There is a portrait of Charle. I., a hurt of the Cardinal, 
and another of Uie ChevJier de St George. But, above all, a 
P«nre of the flee given on the promotion of the Cardinal in the 
naiM de SS. Ap«toU (where the pabue in which Uie Stuart, 
wsided .tdl bean the name of the Pklaia. del Pretendente) 




Jtrt, 60 

OMopiid Sir Wahar*! ittoitioii. In thii pietort lu diMorand, 
or lonsied ha did w, th* portnita of aararal of tha diatingnialud 
followart of tlia axilad family. Ona ha pointad oat «a raaam- 
Uing a pietnra ha Iiad laan of Camaron of Loeliial, wliom ha 
daaer Sad aa a iiA, liard-faatnrad mas. Ha apoka with admi- 
ntion of hia darotad loyaltj to tha Stoarta. I alao ahowad 
him an irorjr liaad of Charlaa I., wlueh had urrad aa tha top 
of Cardinal Tork'a walking atiak. Ha did not fail to look at 
it with a lively intaraat. 

" Ha admirad tha honaa, tha poaition of which ia of anrpaaa- 
ing beauty, commanding an axtenaiTa Tiaw over the Campagna 
of Rome ; bat he deplored tha fate of hia faTorita princea, 
obaerring that thia waa a poor labatitate for all tha aplendid 
palaeaa to which they were heira in England and Scotland. Tha 
place where we were aaggeated tha topie of converaation. He 
waa walking, ha told me, over the field of Freaton, and muting 
on the nnlooked-for event of that day, when he waa aoddenly 
atartled by the aonnd of the minate^fana proelaiming the death 
of George IT.' Loat in the thongfata of ephemeral glory >ng- 
gaeted by the scene, he had forgotten, in the momentary sncceia 
of his favorite hero, hia sabaeqnentmiefortanea and defeat. The 
solemn sound, he added, admonished him of the futility of all 
earthly triumphs ; and reminded him that the whole race of tha 
Stuarts had passed away, and was now followed to tils grave 
by the first of the royal house of Brunswick who had reigned 
in the line of legitimate succession. 

" Daring this visit Sir Walter was in excellent spirits ; at din- 
ner he talked and laughed, and Mias Seott aasured me slie bad 
not aeen him so gay since he left England. He put salt into 
hia aoup before taating it, smiling aa he did so. Oneofthecom- 
pany said, that a friend of his used to declare that he should 
eat salt with a limb of Lot's wife. Sir Walter Uughed, ob- 
serving that he waa of Mrs. Siddons's mind, who, when dining 
with the Frovoat of Edinburgh, and being naked by her host if 
the beef were too salt, replied, in her emphatic tones of deep 
tragedy, which Sir Walter mimicked very comically, 

■ Beef oaaHit be tee salt iir ms, mj lotd.' 
" Sa Walter, thon^ he spoke no foreign language with facil- 
> Baa aato, mL la. pi, 9U. 




ling m Action, ud tlut, nntU diwbW by illntm. he !>*<l l»«r» 

UrlMida of AnMta, once eveiy jaa 

J^.^ ^, *"r "'^•.'"■'f'^g he found him loo oh- 
«« «d dJHcalt I w« ritting next him .t dinner, »t Ud, 
Srfl^a;^^ ^ <»".».tion took pUee. He mJ. 
^hJi it' Z- " """»'*yi°8 ""t D»te «em«l to thiS 
nobody worth beuig wnt to heU but hi. own luUi™, wh««M 
<!«», p«,pl. Ud every bi, „ g,e.t rogue. inT^'flS^ 
-4o« mjjdeed. were ™il.„d to p« with impunity.- I Jd 

SfV^ !^"""^.^ '•"* "S"" '" '^' <^' ^"Plaint, « 
hu own «certor, Mioh«l Scott, w« con.igned to , vZ tr" 
■™^ pum.hme„t i„ the twentieth c«ito of th. Inf emo7 Hi. 
•""ition wu rouMd, and I quoted the puuge : _ 

' QmB' dtro, ch. Ml amU » ood pooo, 
Mielule Sootto (i, eh. Tnamuto 
Delle lii.(ieh> bod. Mpp. u gloeo.' 

H. ««ned ple«ed, «,d Jluded to the mbject more tbm one. 
in the conne of the evening. 
" One evening when I wu with him, . perwin «dled to oeti- 

Fohpo. He inrtanUy g,ve hi. mune to the li.t with , very 
l»nd«m. „b«ription. Urn w« by no me«,. the oni; .^ 
:iT^^"^"'' ".in. -ger », ready to ^'^^Z 

S^S'^i ^;S:^^'"''- ■"»«»* to thi. .pot mn.*!^ 
ft. «de of the -nber, .. the foot of Mount Aventine. and ta 
«rdnve we pawed «veral of the mo<it intererting mo.^um«it. 
rf «c.ent Rome. 11. hon« of the Tribune Znri, and tl» 
^S^t "^'^"^'^'^'"^•"- Thi. UttU drcZ 
M^'ti'C'^ M'i'T ""'" «^ >»»y of the &,„ ruin.. 
S^and^f"^"* k.. curiodty. < I walk with pain,' he 
•"d, »ndwhatweMewhiI,t,uirering,make.UttUimm«rion 
on u. , rt i. f or thi. re.«a that muZf what I „w JT n!^ 



.ST. 60 

and which I ihcmld hftT* mjojecl ton ywn ago, I hare alrMdy 
forgottan.* The ProtMUnt bnrying'fnmnd U«t n«u tha Porte 
8. P»olo, «t th« foot of the noble ]^mmid of Ceiu Ceetint. 
Mill Seott wM Mtziou to tee the gimre of ber friend* Lady 
Charlotte Stopford. Sir Walter wae nnable to walk, and 
while my brother attraded Hiii Seott to the ipot, I remained 
in the carriage with him. * I regret,* be said, * that I eannotgo. 
It would have been a latiifaetion to me to have eeen the jdaoe 
where they hare laid her. She ia the child of a Bacelenoh ; he, 
yon know, is my chief, and all that comes from that honie is 
dear to me.* He locked on the groond and sighed, and for a 
moment there was a silence between os. 

" We spoke of politics, and of the reform in Parliament, 
which at that time was pending. I asked his opinion of it ; he 
■ud he was no enemy to reform — * If the machine does not 
work well, it most be mended — bat it should be 1^ the best 
workmen ye hare.' 

" He regretted not having been at Holland Hoose as he 
passed through London. ' Lord Holland,* he said, * is the most 
agreeable man I ever knew. In criticism, in poetry, he beats 
those whose wlu>Ie study they hare been. No man in England 
has a more thorough knowledge of English authore, and he ex< 
presses himself so well, that his languid illnstrates and adorns 
his thoughts, as light streaming through colored glass heightens 
the brilliancy of the objects it falls upon.' 

" On the 4th of May hv aoeepted a dinner at our hoose, and 
it gave my brother and myself unfeigned satisfaetlon to have 
i^^ain the pleasure of enterteining him. We collected a party 
to meet him ; and amongst others I invited Don Luigi Santa 
Croce, one of his most ardent admirers, who had long desired 
an introduction. He is a man ci mueh ability, and has played 
his part in the political ohanges of his country. When I pre- 
sented him to Sir Walter, he bade me tell him (for he speaks 
no English) how long and how earnestly he had desired to see 
him, though he had hardly dared to hope it. ' Tell him,' he 
added, with warmth, ' that in disappointment, in sorrow, and 
in sickness, his works have been my chief oomfort ; and while 
living amongst his imaginary personages, I have succeeded 
for a moment in foi^ettang the vexations of blighted hopes, 
«nd have found relief in pnUie and private distress.' The 

««3« ROME ,35 

U-iA hui^ 111 Iw luun., for wm. of th. moM w««U. m^ 

h3T^ ^ !!r? •' •*"•"" ""• >«i«"tion, which .1^ 
liofd hid not hm lort npon h.r.' To J^ th*^ 
«i»pto.nt., « wdl « to th. ,ho««id oth«, ZV.rS 
^^^«p«hi» Si, Waif, ^^ wi^ n.^f^^'^i: 
^^, «p««ng hiaiMlf pl««d ^ .uj^ . *^ °^ 
^nion .nt.rt«™d of him. «id ddighting uT^iLr^i SS 

^v^i^i^ *^-^ of «n» rf th. noT.1., Md^ 
»^rem.nrt»W .g^t th. faf of Cl« M«,br.y, in St 

•". W,po« thing-it i. m,^ th. nU..-d«, hi«l tte 

npM : No , bnt of Jl th. mnrfm thu I h.y. wnnnittrf ta 

tt^w^t « mnch to my h«rt « th. poor Brid. of L«mi.,! 
moor ; bat it conid mrt b. h.lp«l - it i, Jl tn.,.. "™°""- 

ki- "^""^ , .•*" "■' • ■""' of »mior beloniine to 
hm WM fr,^^ u. th. VrticM. H. «g.,Iy «k.fSt« 

i.y of th, o.ptn« of Rom.. Th.t .vent h«l greirtly .tmd! 
to imHm.^„„. H. told m. h. h«l idw.y. llZ^drof 

tto traitor Constkbl. w «n ..tor. Cmut Bonria wu mhn I 

jnUiIyromMti.. Having h«,d him wySTl u«™d 1^ 
"■f^^.O"*"!. -ho" ««rto« had C%3»d rf 
^"fowf ^ that «nbiti«i. „p.t.rt, to BhoHn^".' 

Wrt to Borgm. Th. bUd., whidi i, Tory W and broad, U 
".hty omain«.t«l. and th. arm. of th. B^^ UdJZ." 
^ bMnng th. faront. motto of that trem.ndon. per«.na« _ 
Ant C««r, aut nihif Sir Walt.r .xamin«l iiyn^n- 
hon, «mm,cnting on th. d»racter of Borgia, and ^ngratXl 



iCT. 60 

iag Don HiclMle ob Uw poMMdon oi k rdi< dooUr latoiMdiig 
In Ua huxb. 

« I (ondniMd k ecnutant TUtor at hia hooM wUlrt h* M- 
Bubud in Bonw, ud I nlio oeeaaionnllf dintd in Itii nmipanjr, 
and took mrj opportnnity of eonrniing with liim. I ob- 
•omd witli txtnmo plwwiro, tlut ho Mw^itod wUlingly from 
no thoM trifling attontioni whioh bio infinnitiot nqnind, and 
which all would ban boon doligbtod to oSor. ^ (onnd bim 
ahrayi willing to eanrnw on anjr topic. Ho ipoko o( bii own 
works and ol bimielt without m o m 1 narar, howonr, intro- 
dncing tho nhjoet nor dwelling upon it. Hia eonnnation 
had naither aSeetation nor roatraint, and ha waa totally free 
irom the morbid egotiam of eome men of genina. What mr- 
priaed me moat, and in one, too, who had ao long been the object 
of sniTcraal admiration, waa the nnaSaeted hnmilitjr with which 
he ipoke of hia own merita, and the sort of nrpriae with which 
he snrreyed bis own socceaa. That thia waa a real feeling, none 
could doubt: the natural simplicity of his manner must hare 
oonTinced the meet incredulous. He wus courteous and oblig- 
ing to all, and towards women there was a dignified simplicity 
in bis manner that was singnkrly pleasing. He would not 
allow eren bis infirmities to eiem]« him from the little courte- 
aiaa of aociety. He always endeaTorad to rise to addresa those 
who appraadud bim, and once when my brother and myself 
accompanied him in his drire, it was not without difficulty that 
we could proTail on him not to seat himself with hia back to 

" I asked him if he meant to be presented at the Vatican, 
as I knew that his arriral had been spoken of, and that the 
Pope had expressed an interest about bim. He aaid he re- 
spected the Pope as the most ancient aorereign of Europe, 
and should have great pleasure in paying hia respects to bun, 
did hia state of health permit it. We talked of the ceremonies 
of the Church. He bad been much struck with the benediction 
from the balcony of St Peter's. I adrised him to wait to see 
the proceesion of the Corpus Domini, and to hear the Pope 

■ gsjtsf tin Ufli, U|rk msss, 

> [na Onf BnAtr, SnAt's Fm», CambiUfa Iditlaa, ^ 17.] 




HtimlM, ud MOd tluM tUngi wm am potliMl I. dM«)». 
tar. N« it WoM h, wrote rfwt U-tlu,t «.t .tt.n,pt to 

•ooiwi «d muur. d M«. lUdcUB.'. Nor.U cptiri^Kl Z 

"Th. moraing Ut»t our urirtl itt hnedum, whon I kft 
oJ^thTS. . window whid, »nun«d. „ „».„!„ ,!„ 

SL d» Jjv""'' ''••^'* " ' ""''' K*" himof'their iZ^. 
»^,d«.d ««, Wo,. .^ .nd th. I.«r,y. din, «d t««»n 
"In»n.ibly w. «„y«l into, „„„ „^,„ ^n,^ 

Ieo.Udun.gin. U^ to l»r. t«.n in hi. W moment! i^ 
d«d I luT. „Te»I tmiM h«,rd liim eompl«n tl»t hi. di* 
-« «mrtm,«, confi«d «d b«rilder«i hi. «»,„, while rt 
oth«. h. w« Wt with litU. r.m«n. of m„.„, ' . , „L 

Z:r"''^v"^''°'/"*"r'y- Hetnlk^iofhTNorti::^ 
j-mey _oflUn«m, for whom he exfn.^ . g„,t ,d„j^ 
hon-of Lord Byron -„d U.tly, of him.elf. Of lZbv^ 
ion h. q»k. with «imir.Uon ud r.g.rd, calUng him idway. 
iT'^rr ?!'=■>"■'<»'"«• Irf". he «id, th. only JT^ 
h.T. h«l .^ne. Dryden, of tnu««,Bd.nt Menu, ud J^^ 
»or.^^hI. ,u,Iiti« th« th. world in g«.rj JTTS 

"In nply to my qneition if be h»] nerer leriandr thoacfat 
•*«J.plying with the riric. « often given him ti writT, 
t«g«Jy, h. uuwend, 'Often, hot the difflcnlly deterred m. 
^Jl?? T "^ ^'*-°*>^' Some of the mott««H I n,g«l, 
Feflxed to the eh.pte« of hU novel., wd J^M ^ 
Hv, were emmently in the t«te of th. old dnunatirt., ud 
"^ to m.m,™ee«._. Nothing «, e«y,' he replied, 

t^j;?" ::!r 'i.°'.^ •'"^'' - «<• wnt. . few llne. £ S 
««• «d ityUi the difficulty i. to kMp it np-beddw,' h» 



iddad. ' IIm fiMtMt MMMM woold U ».nl > ipifill-i InAMioii, 
or Hi lijit, what Uw Italian* nU a M^toiu (nm Bhakatpaar*. 
Mo aalhor haa am had m nuuh mmki ta ba graufnl to tba 
paUia a* I hara. AU I ha»a writtoa haa baan raaaivad wlUi 

- H* laid ht wa* tha mora iralatal lor tha BattariBg raeap- 
tiaa ha had iMt with in Italy, aa h* had not alwajra tiaatad 
tha CalhoUa nligion with raqpaet. I ohaarrad, that though ha 
had axpoiad tha hTpoorita* o< aU lacta, no nligioo had any 
onaa to oomidain of him, aa ha had raadarad tham aU iater- 
aating by turn.: Jawa, CathoUai, and Puritwu, had aU thair 
iainU and laartyr* in Ua worka. Ha waa Boeh plaaaad with 


•' Ha ipoka al Qoatha with ragnt i ha had baan in eorra- 
•poDdanaa with him balora hb daath, and had purpoaad Twit- 
Ing him al Woimar in ratnraing to England. I told him I 
had baan to Ma Qaatha tha yaar baforo, and that I had found 
him wall, and though rary old, in tha parlaet poaaaaaion o£ all 
hialaeultiaa. — 'Of aU hia laouUiaa T harapliadi 'itiamueh 
battar to dia than to inrriTa tham, and battar itill to dia than 
lira in tha apprahanaion of it s bat the worrt of all,' ha addad 
thoughtfully, ' would hara been to hara rorriTed their partial 
kaa, and yet to ba eonaeiou of hia rtato.' — Ho did not leem 
to be, howerer, a great admirer of nma of Ooethe'i worU 
Uueh of hia pqiukrity, ha obaarred, waa owing to piaeet which, 
in Ilia latter momenta, ha might hare wiahad reealled. Ha ipoka 
with much feeling. I anawarod, that *« muat darire groat con- 
eolation in the reflection that hia own popularity waa owing to 
nomcheauia. Ha remained eilent for a moment, with hie eye. 
fixed on the groundi whan ha raiaed them, aa ha ahook ma by 
tha hand, I pareeiTed tha lighUlna eye epaiUad with unniual 
moiatura. Ha added :' I am drawing near to tha doee of my 
career ; I am faat ihnffling oil tha rtaga. I hare been perhapi 
the moat Tolominona author of tha day ; and it it a comfort to 
ma to think that I hara triad to nnaettla no man'a faith, to em- 
mpt no man'a prindpla, and that I hare written nothing which 
on my deathbed I ahouldwiah blotted.- I made no reply ; and 
while wa ware yet ailent, Don Hichda Oaetani joined ui, and 
we walked through tha T«at haU into tha eonrt of tha caiUa, 
whan our friend* ware axpaetisg ua. 

"3« ROME ,^3 

taR«« , »d "«l-di«g him of hi, ..p,«i J'J^ hJ2 

S^'SiiTdrir'^jr^"'''"^'- H.«.««d.i„i^ 

IL !''r^«^''»"yP'<*«"«l»».»iid I auk. It UU»N 

sir-t.':rr?' ■"•'""" •^'''•'•'^-•••^ 

" At I h.lp«l Um down Ih. ,t«p ««m i, hi. «otU-^ h. 
jl«-«. wuh ».. T.m. wu wh.» I would b«,t «d Jkh* CmJ 

?l^ ™ Z"r* '''°^' " b« . poor d.y. .port .h« 
I^^Mt on foot fro» ton to ,wri„ h„„, ^^ J^J^ 

"I handnl Urn into hi. otrrhg*! and in l«Uu kanof m. 

lord. Th« door 
mont. witcliing i 
tlirough th. por> < 

"Neitd»y ! 

"Daring,,, , 
tntion u<t n ;,< 
Tidt liiin, A'crti il 
of intradii 

upon Un, ud I .toad for mno mo. 
' .'inn til) il WM ootof Hgbt, w it wound 

'-' . " Ltts'i" ut' H),u*Qiuio. 

">■ '■': ll.Sii >i. 'orbft Ronw. 

> til ' • h.. Had „„ ^^ ,„,y m,^ ^ ^ 
' froit, tl,o .1 a..», >|.,„ in not crowding to 
' i'.J.l Illy , V i;„ r Macj Mid tlwir dTHld 

m,^^ ' "" "' ■ '' " "" •' ^i""- "ifc"^". Md 

M««nu l^a, pre*...,' „i, ,n h.m. Tim .nthn««m wu by no 

U. work., « £„„i,i„ „ ,u ,„ ., _ a,, .^ ^ ^ ™ 

tLTlT^^'' ,„a ope™. h.« b«n foundrf npon 
STL,^ ^-I^' ■" ^ ^'^'' '•"» I — tr.T.Uing'l^ 
m^b. rtopprf In httl. Tim«, h»dly «oe«ribl. to «,w 
UMlth of my lUutnon. conntiymnB." 

The l«rt jottang of Sir WJter', Di«T-perh.p. the 
l«t .p«.m»„ of hi. h«.dwritiBg>_1;;Zl, w.7te^i!: 

« BM I. th. Book <*&«»., hep, rt «, of tk. Im. oo thTi^/ai, 

144 SIR WALTER SCOTT jet. 6o 

from Naple. on the 16th of April.' After the 11th of 
May the stoiy can hardly be told too briefly. 

The irritation of impatience, which had for a moment 
been suspended by the aspect and society of Eome, re- 
turned the moment he found himself on the road, and 
seemed to increase hourly. Hu companions could with 
difficulty prevaU on him to see even the falU of Terni, 
or the church of Santa Croce at Florence. On the 17th, 
a cold and dreary day, they passed the Apennmes, and 
dined on the top of the mountains. The snow and tie 
pines recalled Scotland, and he expressed pleasure at Uie 
sight of them. That night they reached Bologna, but 
he would see none of the interesting objeoU there; — and 
next day, hurrying in like manner through Ferrara, he 
proceeded as far as MonseUce. On the 19th he amved 
at Venice; and he remained there till the 28d; but 
showed no curiosity about anything except the Bridge of 
Sighs and the adjoining dungeons — down mt» which he 

Widto'.,* «n«b» .. foBow: " Sir W<dUr SM-/cr &*- 

'"mtTuI^'.I" a«ril« M.aj «1» j«m»y to Ro«.. Th. «I<-mj 
wori. ttll of Ih. »Ti«l th.™ :" Alter. itMp cliiQb .p . d.B»rj,iU-I«'«4 

dUtti.. W orlgiMl luibitrtio. «l «. old «.bU I wodd ten liked 
ri«.'l.k.n. look .t it ; but I «n tind by oij nd.. I fe« mj turn 

to^b^:iLd«.i.oo,go«. """"i^i-^i* »;rt^^!f. 

d„ b. n».ti0Md, »pe«iJlr • t"^ "' f-i °^ ;^'t T5 r 
3tj di^oUj th. Tid-dty ot Bom.. Mjr -» ChKl» h^ »- 
^L tk. favor of oor W.«l Sir Willie. G.U to lyf * '"J?^ 
STooMidMiw hi. Ui h«ia., w.. «»«.lj «.ir. MjJrt^ 

LpoJatZ: i.Tor,b.t th.Tb.d omitt^ '". '"•j?:::^".^^^" 

l,.nr«>rr»po,rf,if. their He«U «»«™i^, *• "T*"^™ 
,ommi-io.L So there we -e.., - -e h.d >e»o to ih»k, I«-«^^ 
t« .oertmrat., ud not burning the ».J to either of them. We enterrf 
Z^^T^ .".O'ted br 0.. of the old P.n««. [Port. S G»™m , 
STwhich Ifonwt, «d «> P«.d.d th. rtr«t. by moonbght to d^'"; 
a i^U, ir^«.«..Tri-n,.d Sir Willi-n (WI, or the pr^ 
i^^thlLj. At li;!g4« fonnd o« old .«T-.t ,ho B»4«d ". "o A. 
Sii^ttken b, ^Uli«n (Wl,-.her. Jl •" 'r''^"'' Xf 
fcrtaS<.d.d, which onr f.lip.. «.d th. ehillin... of the .Hfht mf-^ 
W. difl»»..d .. »on •• « bed t.k.. .om. food, win., ».d «t.r. 
" W. dipt iMioMblj, b«K«i th. DMt nonuiig "-/«»«'. wL ii. p. «». J 

1 83 J 



would Mramble, though the exertion wu exceedingly 
painful to him. On the other historical features of that 
place- one ao sure in other da;s to have inexhaustible 
attractions fop him —he would not even look; and it was 
the same with aU that he came within reach of —even 
with the fondly anticipated chapel at Innsppuck — as they 
proceeded through the Tyrol, and so onwards, by Munich, 
Uhn, and Heidelberg, to Frankfort. Here (June 6) he 
ratered a bookseller's shop; and the people seeing an 
h-nghsh party, brought out aiiiong the first things a litho- 
graphed print of Abbotsford. He said, "I know that 
already, sir," and hastened back to the inn without being 
re«)gnized. Though in some parts of the journey they 
had very severe weather, he repeatedly wished to travel 
1^ the night as weU as aU the day; and the symptoms 
of an approaohmg fit were so obvious, that he was more 
than once bled, ere they reached Mayenoe, by the hand 
of his affectionate domestic. 

At this town they embarked, on the 8th June, in the 
Hhine steamboat; and while they descended the famous 
nver through its most picturesque region, he seemed to 
enjoy, though he said nothing, the perhaps unrivalled 
scenery it presenteu to him. His eye was fixed m the 
successive crags and castles, and ruined monasteries, each 
of which had been celebrated in some German baUad 
familiar to his ear, and aU of them blended in the im- 
mortal panorama of Childe Harold. But so soon as they 
had passed Cologne, and nothing but flat shores, and here 
Md there a grove of poplars and a village spire were 
offered t» the vision, the weight of misery sunk down 
•gam upon him. It was near Nimeguen, on the evening 
of the 9th, that he sustained another serious attack of 
apoplexy, combined with paralysis. Nicolson's lancet 
restored, after the lapse of some minutes, the signs of 
animation; but this was the crowning blow. Next day 
he ins'sted on resuming his journey, and on the 11th wu 
hfted into an English steamboat at Botterdam. 




He reached Iiondon about six o'clook on the evening 
of Wednesday the 18th of June. Owing to the unex- 
pected rapidity of the journey, his eldest daughter had 
had no notice when to expect him; and fearful of finding 
her either out of town, or unprepared to receive him and 
his attendants under her roof, Charles Scott drove to the 
St. James's Hotel in Jermyn Street, and established his 
quarters there before he set out in quest of his sister and 
myself. When we reached the hotel, he recognized us 
with many marks of tenderness, but signified that he was 
totally exhausted; so no attempt was made to remove 
him further, and he was put to bed immediately. Dr. 
Ferguson saw him the same night, and next day Sir 
Henry Halford and Dr. Holland saw him also; and dur- 
ing the next three weeks the two latter visited him daily, 
while Ferguson was scarcely absent from his pillow. 
The Major was soon on the spot. To his children, all 
assembled once more about him, he repeatedly gave his 
blessing in a very solemn manner, as if expecting imme- 
diate death; but he was never in a condition for conver- 
sation, and sunk either into sleep or delirious stupor 
upon the slightest effort. 

Mrs. Thomas Scott came to town as soon as she heard 
of his arrival, and remained to help us. She was more 
than once recognized and thanked. Mr. Cadell, too, 
arrived from Edinburgh, to render any assistance in his 
power. I think Sir Walter saw no other of his friends 
except Mr. .Tohn Richardson, and him only once. As 
usual, he woke up at the sound of a familiar voice, and 
made an attempt to put forth his hand, but it dropped 
powerless, and he said, with a smile, "Excuse my 
hand." Richardson made a struggle to suppress his 
emotion, and, after a moment, got out something about 
Abboteford and the woods, which he had happened to 
see shortly before. The eye brightened, and he said, 
"How does Kirklands get on?" Mr. Richardson had 
lately purchased the estate bo called on the Teviot, and 




tut die Muquu. of LothUn l»d t«7 kindly knt him 
one of h» own, meantime, in it. viciiity. "Ay, U^ 
L«^ « a g«,d man." „id Sir Waited "he if'a m^ 

• good deal for any man in these days." The stuin.; 
^ »nk b«,k npon him, and Kiehardaon never S 

Dming these mehmcholy weeks, great interest and 
^mpathy were manrfested. Allan Cunningham mentiZ 
that walkmg home Ute one night, he found seveZ 
™ standing together at* the co™er of Je™™ 
Street, and one of them asked hi«, as if Oiere was b^ 
r ^^J" ^'«'°"- "^^ y<™ know, sir if^ "i! 
t 1;^ "5*" ■" " 'y"S?" The inquiries 1^ ^ 
ae hotel and at my house were incessant; and Ithi4 
there w^ hardly a member of the royal family who^ 
fd every day^ The newspapers teemed liA paT 
paphs about Sir Walter; and one of these, it^p^^ 
^w out a suggestion that hi, travels had exhausted S 
P^unmi7 ^ouroe. and that if he were capable of refl«! 

W Th. ' P»"Sraph came from a very ill-informed, 
a^J- *'*''• " "^"■"'^'""K quarter. It caught th^ 
attention of some members of the Government; Ld in 

eZTZIiJh"""'^ " ^"-'♦^-■""'--ation, to 'the 
effect that, if the case were as stated. Sir Walter's famUy 



had only to My what »nm woold relieve him from em- 
barraMment, and it would be immediately advanced by 
the Treasury. The then Paymaster o£ the Forces, Lord 
John Russell, had the delicacy to convey this message 
through a lady with whose friendship he knew us to be 
honored.! We expressed our grateful sense of his polite- 
ness, and of the liberality of the Government, ajid I now 
beg leave to do so once more; but his Lordship was of 
course informed that Sir Walter Scott was not situated 
as the journalist had represented. 

Dr. Ferguson's memorandum on Jermyn Street will 
be acceptable to the reader. He says : — 

" When I mw Sir Walter, he was lying in the second floor 
back-room of the St. James's Hotel in Jermyn Street, in a 
state of stnpor, from which, however, he could be ronied for s 
moment by being addressed, and then he reeognized those 
about him, but immediately reUipsed. I think I never mw 
anything more magnificent than the symmetry of his colossal 
bust, as he Uy on the pillow with bis chest and neck exposed. 
During the time he was in Jermyn Street he was cabn but 
never coUectod, and in general either in absolute stupor or in 
a waking dream. He never seemed to know where he was, bu» 
imagined himself te be still in the steamboat. The rattUng of 
carriages, and the noises of the street, sometimes disturbed this 
illusion, and then he fancied himself at the polling booth of Jed- 
burgh, where he had been insulted and stoned. 

" During the whole of this period of apparent helplessness, 
the great features of his character conld not be mistaken. 
He always exhibited great self-possession, and acted his part 
with wonderful power whenever visited, though he relapsed 
the next moment into the stupor from which strange voices had 
roused him. A gentleman stumbled over a chair in his dark 

room; he immediately started op, and though unconscious 

that it was a friend, expressed as much concern and feeling 
as if he bad never been biboring under the irritability of dis- 
ease. It was impossible even for those who most constantly 

> The Honomfcle Catlmim AiJmi — cisngliter ol Sb Walter's oU 
friend, Lad; Alvasle j. 

I ill 
B i 




T *^ "i*^ on him in hi. then deplonibh. condition, to 
wl»x from the h.bibul deferenee whieh he hiid Jw.y. inmired. 
He eipreued hi, will „ determinedly u evep, and enforeed it 
wia the wme .pt ud good-mitored irony a. he wu wont to 

• j'^!!°*^ "^ conrtant yearning to retnm to Abbobrford 
mduced h« phyMouuM to conwnt to hi« removal ; and the mo- 
ment Un. wa. nohflod to him, it «emed to infu« new vigor into 
in. frame. It wa. on a cahn, elear afternoon of the 7th Jnly, 
that eveiy preparation wa. made for hi. embarkation on boanl 
the .te«nboat He wa. pUced on a chair by hi. faithful «r. 
Tant NicoUon, half-JrcMed, and loowly wrapt in a qnilted 

fr^"^TK ,?! 'T'^ ^"^ "-d my«lf to wheel 
hmi tow«d. Uie light of the open window, and we both remarked 
the Tigoron. lu.tre of hi, eye. He »t there .UenUy gazing on 
,p«e for more than half an honr, apparenUy whoUy Mcnpied 
with hi, own thought,, and having no dirtinct perception of 
where he wa«, or how he came there. He iiuffeped himwlf to 
be hfted mto hi, carriage, which wa, .urrounded by a crowd 
among whom were many gentlemen on horMback, who had ki- 
tered about to gaze on the wene. 

"Hi, children were deeply affected, and Mr.. Lockhart trem- 
bled from head to foot, and wept bitterly. Thus ««rounded 
by thoee nearest to him, he alone wa, nncon«ion, of the c«n« 
or dw depth of their grief, and while yet aUve Kemed to be car- 
ned to hi, grave." 

On this his last jonrney Sir Walter was attended by 
hjs two ^ughter,, Mr. Cadell, and myaelf -and also 
by Dr. Thomas Watson, who (it being impossible for 
1*. Ferguson to leave town at that moment) kindly un- 
dertook to see him safe at Abbotsford. We embiked 
m tie James Watt steamboat, the master of which (Cap- 
tarn John Jamieson), as weU as the agent of the proprie- 
tors, made every arrangement in their power for the oon- 
mience of the invalid. The Captain gave up for Sir 
Walter s use his own private cabin, which was a separate 
erection -a sort of cottage — on the deck; and he 
«eemed unconscious, after laid in bed there, that any new 



temoval had ooourred. On mmng at Newtaven, late 
on the 9th, we found careful preparation, made for hia 
buMUng by the manager of the Shipping Company (Mr. 
Hamilton); and Sir Walter, prostrate in his oamage, 
wai alung on ihore, and conveyed from thenoe to Doug- 
hu'i Hotel, in St. Andrew Square, in the same complete 
appamt unconeciousness. Mm. Douglas had in former 
days been the Duke of Buoolouoh'e housekeeper at Bow- 
UB, and she and her husband had also made the most 
mibibk provision. At a very early hour on the mom. 
ine of WedMsday the 11th, we again ptaoed him m his 
carriage, and he Uy in the same torpid state dormg the 
first two stages on the road to Tweedside. But as we 
de«e>ded the vale of the Gahi he began to gaie about 
him, and by degrees it was obvious that he was recogniz- 
iuK the features of that familiar hindsoape. Presently 
he mu™««d a name or two-"Oala Water, surey- 
Buckhobn — Torwoodlee." As we rounded the hiU at 
Ladhope, and the outUne of the Eildons burst on him, 
he beea«e greatly excited, and when turning himself on 
the cowh his eye caught at length his own towers, at the 
distance of a mile, ho sprang up with a ory of delight. 
The river being in flood, we had to go round a few miles 
by Melrose bridge; and during the time this occupied, 
his woods and house being within prospect, it required 
oecasionaUy both Dr. Watson's strength and mine, in 
addition to Nicolson's, to keep him m the carriage. 
After passing the bridge, the road for a couple of miles 
loses sight of Abbotsford, and he reUpeed into his stupor; 
but on gaining the bank immediately above it, his excite- 
ment became again ungovernable. 

Mr. LaidUw was waiting at the porch, and assisted n» 
in lifting him into the dining-room, where hw bed had 
been prepared. He sat bewildered for a ^^ """L™ '; 
and then resting hU eye on Laidlaw, said: "Ha! Willie 
Laidlaw! O man, how often have I thought of you. 
By this time his dogs had assembled about his chair- 




they began to fawn upon him and liok hii handa, and he 
alternately nobbed and amiled over them, until aleep op- 
preaaed him. 

Dr. Wataon having consulted on all things with Mr. 
Clarkaon and his father, resigned the patient to them, 
and returned to London. None of them could have any 
hope, but that of soothing irritation. Kecovety was no 
longer to be thought of: but there might be Euthanaaia. 

And yet something like a ray of hope did break in 
upon us next morning. Sir Walter awoke perfectly con- 
scious where he was, and expressed an ardent wish to be 
carried out into his garden. We procured a Bath chair 
from Huntly Burn, and Laidlaw and I wheeled him out 
before his door, and up and down for some time on the 
turf, and among the rose-beds then in full bloom. The 
grandchildren admired the new vehicle, and would be 
helping in their way to push it about. He sat in silence, 
smiling placidly on them and the dogs their companions, 
and now and then admiring the house, the screen of the 
garden, and the flowers and trees. By and by he con- 
versed a little, very composedly, with us — said he was 
happy to be at home — that he felt better than he had 
ever done since he left it, and would perhaps disappoint 
the doctors after all. 

He then desired to be wheeled through his rooms, and 
we moved him leisurely for an hour or more up and down 
the hall and the great library: "I have seen much," he 
kept saying, "but nothing like my ain house — give me 
one turn more!" He was gentle as an infant, and al- 
lowed himself to be put to bed again, the moment we told 
him that we thought he had had enough for one day. 

Next morning he was still better. After again enjoy- 
ing the Bath chair for perhaps a couple of hours out of 
doors, he desired to be drawn into the library, and 
placed by the central window, that he might look down 
upon the Tweed. Here he expressed a wish that I 
should read to him, and when I asked from what book, 




MT. 60 

be uid, "Keed yuu uk? There U bat one." loboeethe 
fourteenth chapter of St. John'^ Goepelj be lUtened with 
mild devotion, and nid when X had done, "Well, this 
11 a great oomfort — I bare followed yon diitinotljr, and 
I feel ai if I were yet to be myielf again." In thi* 
phicid frame he was again put to bed, and had many 
hours of soft slumber. 

On the third day Mr. lAidlaw and I agun wheeled 
him about the small piece of lawn and shrubbery in front 
of the house for some time; and the weather being de- 
lightful, and all the richness of summer around him, he 
seemed to taste fully the balmy influences of nature. 
The sun getting very strong, we halted the chair in a 
shady comer, just within the verge of his verdant arcade 
around the court-wall; and breathing the coolness of the 
spot, he said, " Read me some amusing thing — read me 
a bit of Crabbe." I brought out the first volume of his 
old favorite that I could lay hand on, and turned to wliat 
I remembered as one of his most favorite passages in it 
— the description of the arrival of the Flayers in the 
Boiongh. He listened with great interest, and also, as 
I soon perceived, with great curiosity. Every now and 
then he exclaimed, "Capital — excellent — very good — 
Crabbe has lost nothing " — and we were too well satis- 
fied that he considered himself as hearing a new produc- 
tion, when, chucUing over one couplet, he said, "Bet- 
ter and better — but how will poor Terry endure these 
cute?" I went on with the poet's terrible sarcasms 
upon the theatrical Kfe, and he listened eagerly, mutter- 
ing, "Honest Dan!" — "Dan won't lilie this." At 
length I reached thoee lines, — 

Tou dsyi all pMMd Id j«4.f^rdy aad jest : 
Poor without praJBiioo, iriU^ ofltotioas Tsia, 
Not vanwd br wkuir? mat enriohod by gaU." 

"Shut the book," said Sir Walter, "I can't stand more 
of this — it will touch Teny to the very qui<^" 




On the morning of Sund»y the 16th, h« wm unin 
tah«.o„ti.tothalittl.;,fca«'„«.. -.d^otM^^i^ 

with mnch «tuf«rtion. On ««ntering th. houL 1» 
««er th«t he igun called for a littk of Crabbe • hnt 

He was in Italy. He attended with thi. lenM of novdtr 

wh.^ I eho8e for one of tie* wading., becau», a. i, 

Fo, . deathbed On the contrary, hU recollection of 
whatever I re«l f™„ the Bible appeared to be Cly- 
0^ r ™» **"""'• "^ "" •»«>« ^^d«,n, a chad 
l- if • T?' '°°'* "* ^'^ Watf. hynmi by hi. 
chair, he wemed al«, to remember them perfictlv Tul 
evenmg he heard the Church wrvice, and when I wL 
about to clow the book. «id, "Why do yoTlit Z 

On Monday he remained in bed, and wemed eitremelv 
feeble ! but after breakfaet on Tueriay the Hth re at 
X. ""/'-l ""ewhat, and wa. again wheeled ab^St 
on the turf. Prewntly he feU aeleep in hi. chair, and 
after dc„ng for perhap. half an hour, .tarted awafe 
jnd ,hal,ing the plaid, we had put abciut^fZoff 
h« .houlde^, «dd: "Thi. i. sad idlene... I d^ fo " 
get what I have been thinking of, if I don't «,t it down 

of mv At .ri°*° "y '^ ™»»- "d fetch the key. 
of my deA/- He repeated thi. «, earnestly that in 
oonld not rrfu*,; hi. daughter, went into hi. stad^ 
^ed h,s wntmg^«k, and laid paper and pens in Z 
«™l «der, and I then moved him through Z hall and 

^ wC^S'^J^ '"'' ^r^' been%ccu.tomed to 
work. When the ckair was placed at th* deak, and ha 

,j4 SIR WALTER SCOTT *t. 6o 

fonod him«iU In th. old potWon. h» nniW md UimW 
....ud Hud, "Now git. me my pe-.. Mid leavo m. for 
rUttU to myi«U." Sophi. put tbe pen mto hU hmd. 
„d he endesTored to oloe. hU Bngai* upon it, but they 
nfuMd their offloe - it dropped on the paper. He Miik 
btok among hi. piUow., tUent tear. roUmg down hii 
ch«l«, bu? oompoeing him-U by »d i.y, motioned to 
m, to iheel him out of door. v^. i^l^ " «» 
the porch, ud took hi. turn of the ohair. Sir W.H«r, 
nfter. little whUe, ^wn dropt into "l""^- ^hwi he 
wu awidcing, LaidUw iud to me, "Sir Wnltor b» 
had a Uttle repo-.." "No, WiUie." «^h., "no re- 
po« for Sir WJtor but in the gray." The to«. .gam 
J^ from hi. eyM. "Friend.," nid 1».,"«^»'» ^ 
me expo« my«lf-get m. to bed-thaf. the only 

' with thi. ioene ended our glimpw of daylight. Sir 
Walter never, 1 think, left hi. room afterward., and 
hardly his bed, except for an hour or two m the middle 
of the day; and after another week ht wa. unable even 
for thi..' During a few day. he w«i in a rtato of pan- 
ful irriUtion — and I »w reaU«>d aU that he had him- 
mU prefigured in hi. dewription of the meeting between 
Chry.tal Croftangry and hi. paralytic friend. Dr. Bom 
oune out from Edinburgh, bringing with him hi. wife, 
one of the deare.t niece, of the Clerks' Table. Sir Wal- 
ter with some difficulty recognized the Doctor— but, on 
hearing Mm. Ros.'. voioe, exclaimed at once, "I.nt 
that Kato Hume? " Theie kind friend, remained for 
two or three day. with u.. Clarkwn'. hmoet wwi pro- 
nounced neooMary, and the reUef it afforded was, I am 
happy to say, very effectual. 

S»r this he decUned daUy, but .till there wa. great 
•tiength to be waated, and the prooeM wa. long. He 
Mcmed, however, to .nffer no bodUy pain, and his mmd, 

b tba MxttfTti Wotanrfa, pp. 188-187.] 




though hopelauly oWured, appmnd, when then wh 
nxj •jrmptom of ooiuoioiuneH, to b« dwelling, with nra 
noaptioM, on mHoiu and lolenui thingi; tbt aooeDtof 
th« Toioe grsYe, •ometimet awful, but nerar quemloui, 
and Tery leldom indicative of any angry or reaentful 
thougbte. Now and then be imagined bimielf to be 
adminiitering juttioe ai Sheriffi and once or twice ha 
•aemed to be ordering Tom Purdie about treet. A few 
timet alio, I am aorry to lay, we could perceive that hit 
fancy wai at Jedburgh — and Burkt Sir Walter auaped 
him in a melancholy tone. But commonly whatever wa 
could fallow him in wu a fragment of the Bible (eiipa- 
dally the Propheciee of Iiaiah, and the Book of JobX 
or lome petition in tlw litany, or a varte of aome pealm 
(in the old Scotch metrical version) or of •ome of the 
magnificent hymne of the Uomish ritual, in which he had 
alwaya delighted, but which probably hung on hia mem- 
ory now in connection with the Church aervicea he had 
attended while in Italy. We very often heard distinctly 
the cadence of the Dies Ira; and I think the very but 
ttama that we eonld make out waa the first of a atUl 
greater favorite ; — 

Jnxta enocin kehrTnoM, 
Dam pcBdabrt FlUns." 

All thia time he continued to recognize hia daughters, 
laudlaw, and myself, whenever we spoke to him — and 
received every attention with a moat touching tbankful- 
neaa. Mr. Clarkson, too, was always salut^ with the 
old courtesy, though the cloud opened but a moment for 
him to do so. Most truly might it be said that the 
gentleman survived the genius. 

After two or three weeks had passed in thia way, I 
was obliged to leave Sir Walter for a aingle day, and go 
into Edinburgh to transact busineaa, on his account, with 
Mr. Henry Cockbum (now Lord Cockbnm), then Solici- 
tor-General for Soothmd. The Sootoh Beform BUI threw 

"Kiocofr ratoumoN ibt chaii 

(ANSI and 150 TEST CHAUT No. 2) 





iBT. 60 

a great burden of new duties and responsibilities upon 
the Sheriffs; and Scott's Sheriff-substitute, the Laird of 
Raebum, not having been reguhirly educated for the law, 
found himself incompetent to encounter these novelties, 
especially as regarded the registration of voters, and 
other details connected with the recent enlargement of 
the electoral franchise. Under such circumstances, as no 
one but the Sheriff could appoint another Substitute, it 
became necessary for Sir Walter's family to communi- 
cate the state he was in in a formal manner to the Law 
OfBcers of the Crown; and the liord Advocate (Mr. Jef- 
frey), in consequence, introduced and carried through 
Parliament a short bill (2 and 8 William IV. cap. 101), 
authorizing the Government to appoint a new Sheriff of 
Selkirkshire, "during the incapacity or non-resignation 
of Sir Walter Scott." It was on this bill that the Soli- 
citor-General had expressed a wish to converse with me: 
but there was little to be said, as the temporary nature 
of the new appointment gave no occasion for any pecu- 
niary question ; and, if that had been otherwise, the cir- 
cumstances of the case would have rendered Sir Walter's 
family entirely indifferent upon such a subject. There 
can be no doubt, that if he had recovered in so far as to 
be capable of executing a resignation, the Government 
would have considered it just to reward thirty-two years' 
faithful services by a retired allowance equivalent to his 
salary — and as little, that the Government would have 
had sincere satisfaction in settling that matter in the 
shape most acceptable to himself. And perhaps (though 
I feel that it is scarcely worth while) I may as well here 
express my regret that a statement highly unjust and 
injurious should have found its way into the pages of 
some of Sir Walter's preceding biographers. These 
writers have thought fit to insinuate that there was a 
want of courtesy and respect on the part of the Lord 
Advocate, and the other official persons connected with 
this arrangement. On the contrary, nothing could be 

»83» LAST DAYS ,57 

mwe handiome and delicate than the whole of their con- 
duct m It; Mr. Cookbum could not have entered into 
the case with greater feeling and tenderness, had it con- 
oerned a brother of his own; and when Mr. Jeffrey in- 
troduoed his biU in the House of Commons, he used Ian- 
gMge so graceful and touching, that both Sir Robert 
red and Mr. Croker went across the House to thank 
bim cordially for it. 

Perceiving, towards the close of August, that the end 
was near, and thinking it very likely that Abbotsford 
mignt soon undergo many changes, and myself, at aU 
events, never see it again, I felt a desire to have some 
image preserved of the interior apartments as occupie-' 
by their founder, and invited from Edinburgh for that 
purpose Sir Walter's dear friend, •William Allan — 
whose presence, I weU knew, would even under the cir- 
comstances of that time be nowise troublesome to any of 
the family, but the contrary in all respects." Mr. Allan 
willingly complied, and executed a series of beautiful 
drawings.* He also shared our watehings, and witnessed 
all but the last moments. Sir Walter's cousins, the 
ladies of Ashestiel, came down frequently, for a day or 
two at a time; and did whatever sisterly affections could 

hood h^ b«o .pent, .rf pdotod for th. Car, " Peter th. GriTSdC 

toeof "Tl.. BMb of Waterloo from U..EogluhSiJ.'^bo^, hi 

tohi.ytyH,«ha, j^. Atthotin,, of W.d.«hh,™^^^i^ 
a»p»t». of ".11, B^. of B...«*h,™,.. .0, ta th. SootS^aS 

™^^irS.^.tT/°°" '™'"'« ^"'•''•'"■"'•."■Ptyoh.i,, 
™ S ^ ?"•" '^"'•'•M'. "d " no» i. th. Rojrf «,n«itioii ] 

ISom. of Ohm dr>irii>g. wtr« ugnnd f or til. 16J9 Bditio. »» tU 





MT. 61 

prompt both for the anfferer and his daughters. Miss 
Mary Scott (daughter of his uncle Thomas), and Mrs. 
Scott of Harden, did the like. 

As I was dressing on the morning of Monday the ITth 
of September, Micolson oame into my room, and told me 
that his master had awoke in a state of composure and 
consciousness, and wished to see me immediately. I 
found him entirely himself, though in the last extreme 
of feebleness. His eye was clear and calm — every trace 
of the wild fire of delirium extinguished. " Lockhart," 
he said, "I may have but a minute to speak to you. My 
dear, be a good man — be virtuous— be religious — be 
a good man. Nothing else will give you any comfort 
when you come to lie here." He patised, and I said, 
"Shall I send for Sophia and Anne?" "No," said he, 
"don't disturb them. Poor souls! I know they were up 
all night — God bless you all." With this he sunk into 
a very tranquil sleep, and, indeed, he scarcely afterwards 
gave any sign of consciousness, except for an instant on 
the arrival of his sons. They, on learning that the 
scene was about to close, obtained anew leave of absence 
from their posts, and both reached Abbotsford on the 
19th. About half -past one P. M., on the 21st of Sep- 
tember, Sir Walter breathed his last, in the presence of 
all his children. It was a beautiful day — so warm, that 
every window was wide open — and so perfectly still, 
that the sound of all others most delicious to his ear, the 
gentle ripple of the Tweed over its pebbles, was distinctly 
audible as we knelt around the bed, and his eldest son 
kissed and closed his eyes. 

No sculptor ever modelled a more majestic image of 
repose: — 

Kf iT« M^y" ixTfaXturrl, XiXoff^Mt Irwonwimr^ 

Almost every newspaper that announced this event in 
Sootlaud, and many in England, had the signs of moum- 
1 [AiudinLTie.] 

'83» HIS FUNERAL ,jj 

t^^*!"" ™?'''^r^ -J"* to Sir Walter', phygieian, and 
to de pubhc. that the nature of hU midy TuU^ 

o^r,ir: of thVffl'' "''"^''-''-•' '" <•- ^ 

fnend, then in Scotland we»TblIS and ll hot 

hitunrS ■".■> 'r'*"™.'™'*'' " "^^ P^'i'i- that no 
hirehng hand might assist in carrying hi, remains Thev 

tibemselves bore the coffin to the hfar-e, Td f«.m the 

Wse to the grave. The paU-bea«rs w;re hU Z. hi' 

wn-m-law and his littie grandson ; his co . CUa" 

SCO t of Nesbitt, James Scott of Jedburgh so^s toh , 

uncle Thomas). WiUiam Scott of Bae.url rZh Bu^h 

«ford Clerk to the Signet Colonel (now Sir Jamert 

S'«f/*,^t'*l''.^" K-^!-Voth t S^ 

Ale«nder Keith of Kaye!.. ,, and the chief of h g 
famdy, Hugh Scott of Harden, now Lord Polwarth 

n»Il r *\%«°™'""y '^*™ assembled, according to the 
usual Scotch fashion, prayers were offered up by die Ver^ 

iMd Of Si, WJtor Scott ^ ' P™*"'"* «» '""^ th. 

J. B. Claucwx." 

1 60 


SeTerend Dr. Baird,' Principal of the University of 
Edinburgh, and by the Reverend Dr. David Dioluon, 
Minister of St. Cuthbert's, who both expatiated in a very 
striking manner on the virtuous example of the deceased. 

The courtyard and all the precincts of Abbotsford were 
orowded with uncovered spectators as the procession was 
arranged ; and as it advanced through Damiok and Mel- 
rose, and the adjacent villages, the whole population ap- 
peared at their doors in like manner — almost all in 
black. The train of carriages extended, I understand, 
over more than a mile ; the Yeomanry followed in great 
numbers on horseback; and it was late in the day ore we 
reached Dryburgh. Some accident, it was obstirved, had 
caused the hearse to halt for several minntes on the sum- 
mit of the hill at Bemerside — exactly where a prospect 
of remarlcable richness opens, and where Sir Walter had 
always been accustomed to rein up his horse. The day 
was dark and lowering, and the wind high. 

The wide enclosure at the Abbey of Dryburgh was 
thronged with old and young; and when the coffin was 
taken from th>) hearse, and again laid on the shoulders of 
the afflicted serving-men, one deep sob burst from a thou- 
sand lips. Mr. Archdeacon Williams read the Burial 
Service of the Chur h of England ; and thus, about 
half-past five o'clock in the evening of Wednesday the 
26th September, 1832, the remains of Snt Walteb 
Scott were laid by the side of his wife in the sepulchre 
of his ancestors — "in tare and certain hope of the reeur- 
rection to eternal life, through our Lord Jems Christ : 
who shall change our vile body that it may be lihe unto 
his glorious body, according to the mighty working, 
whereby he is able to subdue all things to himsdf." 

> FHnoipia Bsild dM St Liolitligaw 14th JSIIU17, 1840, in Us TOtk 



I i-i 




CHAP^jB lxxxiv 


We read in Solomon — "The heart knoweth hU own 
bitterneu, end a attanger doth not intermeddle with hii 
joy > " — and. a wile poet of our own time thui beautifully 
expand* the saying: — 

" Whj ikooM 1 • Mat ud fui to Ut> aliiH, 
Siim aU •In t, m Hnna haa wUlad, m di», 
Nor CTtD Um UodtiMt bMTt, Mdv Jtmu own, 
Knows half tlMiMwNU why iraimiUMd ■igh?"^ 

Such oonuderationa have alwaya induced me to regard 
with amall respect, any attempt to delineate fully and 
exactly any human being's character. I distrust, even 
in very humble cases, our capacity for judging our neigh- 
bor fairly; and I cannot but pity the presumption that 
must swell in the heart and brain of any ordinary brother 
of the race, when he dares to pronounce a cathedrS, on 
the whole structure and complexion of a great mind, from 
the comparatively narrow and scanty materials which can 
by possibility have been placed before him. Nor is the 
difBcnlty to my view lessened, — perhaps it is rather in- 
creased, — when the great man is a great artist. It is true, 
that many of the feelings common to our naturo can only 
be expressed adequately, and that some of the finest of 
them can only b* expr«sed at all, in the language of 
art; and more especiaJly in the language of poetry. But 
it is equally true, that high and sane art never attempta 
to express that fc- which the artist does not claim and 
expect general S}...pathy ; and however much of what we 
had thought to be our own secrets he ventur- to give 
' Sm KaUa'i ChrMcm Tiar, p. 261, 

1 6a 



•hape to, it baoomei, I oui nanr help believing, modeet 
undentuulingt to reit convinced that there remaine<* k 
world of deeper myiteriei to which the dignity of genial 
would refute any uttenknce. 

I have therefore endeavored to Ujr before the reader 
thou parU of Sir Walter's character to which we have 
acceu, at they were indicated in hit tayioga and doingt 
through the long teriei of hit yean — nuking uie, when, 
ever it wai pottible, of hit own letten and diaries rather 
than of any other materialt; — but refrained from ob- 
truding almott anything of comment. It wat my with 
to let the character develop ittelf: and coniciout that I 
have wilfully withheld nothing that might atiitt the 
mature reader to arrive at juit oondutiont, I am by no 
meant deiirout of drawing out a detailed statement of 
my own. I am not going to "peep and botanize" upon 
hit grave. But a few general obtervationt will be for- 
given — perhape exjiected. 

I believe that if the hittory of any one family in upper 
or middle life could be faithfully written, it might be at 
generally interetting, and aa permanently utefol, at that 
of any nation, however great and renowned. But litera- 
ture hat never produced any worthy book of thit clan, 
and probably it never will. The only lineaget in which 
we can pretend to read peraonal character far back, with 
any distinctneet, are those of kings and princea, and a 
few noble houtet of the firtt eminence; and it hardly 
needed Swift's biting satire to satisfy the student of the 
past, that the very highest pedigrees are as uncertain as 
the very lowest. We flatter the reigning monarch, or 
his haughtier satellite, by tracing in their lineaments 
the mighty conqueror or profound legislator of a former 
century. But call up the dead, according to the Dean's 
incantation, and we might have the real ancestor in some 
chamberlain, confessor, or mnsioian. 

Scott himself delighted, perhaps above all other books, 
in such as approximate to the character of good family 



UftoriM, — «i, (or enunple, OodMroft'i Hoou of Dou^. 
iM uid Angiu, ud tha Memoria of tlw SoinerTaiei. - 
which uut U, M (u H I know, the b«t of it. chw in ur 
Ungjugei ud hli nprint of th« trirUl Memori*!. of 
the IWiburtom, to wboM dutt ho !• now g*tberad, wu 
but one of » thouund imliotttioni of hi* anziety to reoliu 
hie own ancestry to hie imagination. No teitanwutary 
deed, inatrument of contract, or entry in a parieh iiirii. 
ter, Mwmed valueleu to him, if it bore in any manner, 
however obicure or diatant, on the personal history of 
any of h» ascertainable predecessors. The chronicles of 
the race furnished the fireside talk to which he listened 
in infancy at Smailholm, and his first rhymes were thowi 
01 Satchels. His physical infirmity was reconciled to 
him, even dignified perhaps, by tracing it back to fore- 
fathers who acquired famousness in their own way, in 
spite of such disadvantages. These studies led by easy 
and inevitable Unks to those of the ietory of his prov- 
mco generally, and then of his r re kingdom. The 
I«mp of bis aeal burnt on brighter and brighter amidst 
the dust of parchments; his love and pride viv:.1ed what- 
ever he hung over in these dim records, and patient -nti- 
quananism, long brooding and meditating, became i- 
ously transmuted into the winged spirit of national po ;. 
Whatever he had in himself, U *ould fain have made 
out a hereditary claim for. He often spoke both seri- 
ously and sportively on the subject. He had assembled 
about bim in his "own great parlor," as he called it — 
the room in which ho died — all the pictures of his an- 
cestors that he could come by; and in his most genial 
evening mood he seemed never to weary of perusing 
them. The Cavalier of KiUiecrankie — brave, faithful 
learned, and romantic old "Beardie," a determined but 
metancholy countenance — was never surveyed without a 
repetition of the solitary Latin rhyme of his Vow. He 
lad, of course, no portraits of the elder heroes of Harden 
to leotnre upon; but a skilful hand had supplied the 



game wall with a fanciful delineation of the rough wooing 
of "Meikle-mouthed Meg;" and the only historical pic- 
ture, properly so called, that he ever bespoke, was to be 
taken (for it was never executed) from the Raid o' the 
Bedswire. when 

" Tli> Laiid'i Wat, thmt worthy mu, 

Bronoht in that •nnuDM vmI beMsa." 


** The Ratharf ofda with sreat nnown, 
CotiT07«d the town o' Jedbrngh ont" 

The ardent but sagacious "goodman of Sandy-Knowe " 
hangs by the side of his father, "Bearded Wat;" and 
often, when moralising in bis latter day over the doubt- 
ful condition of his ultimate fortunes. Sir Walter would 
point to "Honest Robin," and say, "Blood will out: — 
my building and planting was but his buying the hunter 
before he stocked his sheep-walk over again." "And 
yet," I once heard him say, glancing to the likeness of 
his own staid calculating father, "it was a wonder, too 
— for I have a thread of the attorney in me." And so, 
no doubt, he had; for the "elements" were mingled in 
him curiously, as well as "gently." 

An imagination such as his, concentrating its day- 
dreams on things of this order, soon shaped out a world 
of its own — to which it would fain accommodate the real 
one. The love of his country became indeed a passion ; 
no knight ever tilted for his mistress more willingly than 
he would have bled and died to preserve even the airiest 
surviving nothing of her antique pretensions for Scot- 
land. But the Scotland of his affections had the clan 
Scott for her kernel. Next and almost equal to the 
throne was Buccleuch. Fancy rebuilt and most prodi- 
gally embellished the whole system of the social existence 
of the Middle Ages, in which the clansman (wherever 
there were clans) acknowledged practically no sovereign 
but his chief. The author of the Lay would rather have 
■een his heir carry the Burner of Bellenden gallantly at 



a foot-ball match on Carterhaugh, than he would have 
heard that the boy had attained the highest honora of 
the first university in Europe. His original pride was 
to be an acknowledged member of one of the "honorable 
families" whose progenitors had been celebrated by 
Satchels for following this banner in blind obedience t» 
the patriarchal leader; his first and last worldly ambition 
was t» be himself the founder of a distinct branch i be 
desired to plant a histing root, and dreamt not of per- 
sonal fame, but of long distant generations reioicine in 
the name of "Scott of Abbotsford." By (his idea all his 
reveries — aU his aspirations — all his plans and efforts, 
were overshadowed and controUed. The great object 
and end only rose into clearer daylight, and swelled into 
more substantial dimensions, as public appUuse strength- 
ened his confidence in his own powers and faculties; and 
when he had reached the summit of universal and unri- 
vaUed honor, he clung to his first love with the faith of 
a Paladm. It is easy enough to smile at aU this ; many 
will not understand it, and some who do may pity it. 
But it was at least a different thing from the modern 
vulgar ambition of amassing a fortune and investing it 
in land. The lordliest vision of acres would have had 
httle charm for him, unless they were situated on Ettrick 
or Yarrow, or in 

" Pleaiaot Tiriedale, 

F.rt by the riwr Tiraed " 

— somewhere within the primeval territory of "tie Eonsh 
Clan." ° 

His worldly ambition was thus grafted on that ardent 
feeling for blood and kindred which was the great re- 
deeming element in the social life of what we call the 
Middle Ages; and — though no man estimated the solid 
advantages of modem existence more justly than he did 
when, restraining his fancy, he exercised his graver fac- 
tdties on the comparison — it was the natural effect of 
the studies he devoted himself to and rose by, to indis- 



pose him for dwelling on the sober results of judgment 
and reason in all such matters. What a striking passage 
that is in one of his letters now printed, where he de- 
clines to write a biography of Queen Mary, "because his 
opinion was contrary to his feeling I " But he confesses 
the same of his Jacobitism ; and yet how eagerly does he 
seem to have grasped at the shadow, however false and 
futile, under which he chose to see the means of reconcil- 
ing his Jacobitism with loyalty to the reigning monarch 
who befriended him? We find him, over and over again, 
alluding to Greorge IV. as acquiring a title, de jure, on 
the death of the poor Cardinal of York! Yet who could 
have known better, that whatever rights the exiled males 
of the Stuart line ever possessed must have remained 
entire with their female descendants? 

The same resolution to give imagination her scope, 
and always in favor of antiquity, is the ruling principle 
and charm of all his best writings; and he indulged and 
embodied it so largely in his buildings at Abbotsford, 
that to have curtailed the exposition of his fond untiring 
enthusiasm on that score, would have been like omitting 
the Prince in a cast of Hamlet. So aUo with all the de- 
tails of his hospitable existence, when he had fairly com- 
pleted his "romance in stone and lime; " — every outline 
copied from some old baronial edifice in Scotland — every 
roof and window blazoned with clan bearings, or the lion 
rampant gules, or the heads of the ancient Stuart kings. 
He wished to revive the interior life of the castles he had 
emulated — their wide open joyous reception of all com- 
ers, but especially of kinsmen, allies, and neighbors — 
ballads and pibrochs to enliven flowing bowls and quaigha 
— jolly hunting fields in which yeoman and gentleman 
might ride side by side — and mirthful dances, where 
no Sir Piercie Shalton need blush to lead out the miller's 
daughter. In the brightest meridian of his genius and 
fame, this was his heau ideal. All the rest, however 
agreeable and flattering, was but "leather and prunella" 



to ihi.. There wu muoh kindneM .mely in such ambi- 
taon -m .p.te of the apparent contradiction in term., 
wa. there not reaUy much humility about it ? 

To thi, ambition we owe the gigantic monument, of 
Soott . gemu.! and to the kindly feeling, out of which 
h.. amb,t.on grew, grew aUo hi. fatal Snnection^th 

btr^J.d'thJ'lf^^r; '*" "" »" «»■<»"* 
low., — and the reader ha. had mean, to judge whether 

t^:Z^ T'r!^ '- ""''' <«»««n...'he^vrr co^d 
have got out of them again, untU rude calamity, at one 
blow, broke the me.he. of hi. entanglement. I n^ 
not recur t» that «d and compUcated chapter. Nor iT 
hap,, need I offer any more .peeukti«n.%y way oi « 
&^' ^^i^-^'^'B to W" Previou. and .ub«>quent 
hT2 ""'*/''°"»''°'- 0^' the my.tery in which he 
had cho«>n to wrap h« commercial connection, from hi. 

whl r"^ T""^* "^ ** P°'^"*»"" ""elessnew with 
which he abandoned the,e matter, to the direction of 

ZlTrt- ^\"'f''""'* coUeague.. And yet I ought, I 
rather think, to have .ugge.ted to certain ch»«,. ff ^y 
reader, at a much earlier .tage, that no man could in 
fonnw bme. be caUed either to the Eugli,h or the Scot- 
ti.h Bar, who wa, known to have any direct interest in 
my commercial undertaking of any «,rt; and Hiat the 
body of feelmgs or prejudice, in which thi. regulation 
ongxnated (for though ther. might be .ound JZ for 
It beside., ,uch undoubtedly wa. the main «,nrce) pre- 
vaUed m Scotknd in Sir Walter', youth, to an exten? of 
which the pre«nt generation may not ea.ily form an 
adequate notion In the mind, of the "northern nojfe.,, 

■ iT^i •-.** *^^ "* '*7''^ '"" Kedgauntlet, .uch feel- 
m^ had wide and potent authority; inwmuch that I can 
miderstand perfectly how Soott, even after he ceawd to 
Kr^"' fi' ^;^'"S still a Sheriff, and a member 
of the Faculty of Advocate,, should have shrunk very 
sensitively from the idea of having hi. alliance with a 
tradmg firm revealed among hi. comrade, of the gown 


! ; I, 

A ii'i 




And, moreoTer, the ptaotioe of mysteiy ia, perhapi, of 
all practices, the one meet likely to grow into a habit; 
aecret breeds secret; and I ascribe, after all, the long 
silence about Waverley to the matured influence of this 
habit, at least as much as to any of the motives which 
the author has thought fit to assign in his late confes- 

But was there not, in fact, something that lay far 
deeper than a mere professional prejudice? 

Among many things in Scott's Diaries, which cast 
strong light upon the previous part of his history, the 
reluctance which he confesses himself to have always felt 
towards the resumption of the proper appointed task, 
however willing, nay eager^ to labor sedulously on some- 
thing else, can hardly have escaped the reader's notice. 
We know how gallantly he combated it in the general — 
but these precious Diaries themselves are not the least 
pregnant proofs of the extent to which it very often pre- 
vailed — for an hour or two at least, if not for the day. 

I think this, if we were to go no farther, might help 
us somewhat in understanding the neglect about superin- 
tending the Messrs. Ballantynes' ledgers and bill books; 
and, con-equently, the rashness about buying land, build- 
ing, and the like. 

But to what are we to ascribe the origin of this re- 
luctance towards accurate and minnte investigation and 
transaction of business of various sorts, so important to 
himself, in a man possessing such extraoidinaiy sagacity, 
and exercising it every day with such admirable regular- 
ity and precision, in the various capacities of the head 
of a family — the friend — the magistrate — the most dis- 
tinguished citizen of Edinburgh — beyond all comparison 
the most distinguished member of society that figured in 
his time in his native kingdom? 

The whole system of conceptions and aspirations, of 
which his early active life was the exponent, resolves it- 
self into a romantic idealization of Scottish aristocntcy. 



He desired to aecnre fop hia desoendanta (for himself he 
had very soon acquired something infinitely more flat- 
tenng to self-love and vanity) a decent Bad honorable 
middle station — in a scheme of life so constituted origi- 
nally, and which his fancy pictured as capable of being 
so revived, as to admit of the kindliest personal contact 
between (almost) the peasant at the plough and the mag- 
nate with revenues rivalling the monarch's. It was the 
I»triarchal — the clan system, that he thought of; one 
that never prevailed even in Scotland, within the histori- 
cal period that is to say, except in the Highhinds, and in 
his own dear Border-land. This system knew nothing 
of commerce — as Uttle certainly of literature beyond the 
raid-ballad of the wandering harper, 

" High plsnd ill hall — s vdomne guert." 

His filial reverence of imagination shrunk f«m mairing 
the Mtique, if barbarous, simplicity. I suspect that at 
the highest elevation of his literary renown — when 
princes bowed to his name, and nations thrilled at it — 
he would have considered losing aU that at a change of 
the wmd, as nothing, compared to parting with his place 
as the Cadet of Harden and Clansman of Buccleuch, who 
tad, no matter by what means, reached such a position, 
that when a notion arose of embodying "a Buccleuch 
legion," not a Scott in the Forest would have thought it 
otherwise than natiiral for Abbottford to be one of the 
field-officers. I can, therefore, understand that he may 
have, from the very first, exerted the dispensing power 
of unagination very liberally, in virtually absolving him- 
self from dwelling on the wood of which his ladder was 
to be constructed. Enough was said in a preceding 
chapter of the obvious fact, that the author of such a 
series of romances as his, must have, to all intents and 
purposes, Uved more than half his life in worlds purely 
fantastic. In one of the last obscure and faltering pages 
of his Diaiy he says, that if any one asked him how much 


of hi« thought wa» occupied by the novel then in hand, 
the answer would have been, that in one sense it never 
occupied him except when the amanuensis sat before him, 
but that in another it was never five minutes out of his 
head. Such, I have no doubt, the case had always been. 
But I must be excused from doubting whether, when the 
substantive fiction actually in process of manufacture was 
absent from his mind, the space was often or voluntarily 
occupied (no positive external duty interposing) upon the 
real practical worldly position and business of the Clerk 
of Session -of the Sheriff, - least of all of the prmter 
or the bookseller. 

The sum is, if I read him aright, that he was always 
wilUng, in his ruminative moods, to veil, if possible, from 
his own optics the kind of machinery by which alone he 
had found the means of attaining his darling objects. 
Having acquired a perhaps unparalleled power over the 
direction of scarcely paralleled faculties, he chose to exert 
his power in this manner. On no other supposition can 
I find his history inteUigible; — I mean, of course, the 
great obvious and marking facts of his history; for 1 
hope I have sufBciently disclaimed aU pretension to a 
thorough-going analysis. He appears to have studiously 
escaped from whatever could have interfered with his 
own enjoyment- to have revelled in the fair results, and 
waved the wand of obliterating magic over aU besides ; 
a..d Dcrsisted so long, that (like the sorcerer he cele- 
brates) he became the dupe of his own delusions. 

It is thus that (not forgetting the subsidiary influence 
of professional Edinburgh prejudices) I am inclined, on 
the whole, to account for his initiation in the practice ot 
mystery — a thing, at first sight, so alien from the frank, 
open, generous natare of a man, than whom none ever 
had or deserved to haxe more real friends. 

The indulgence cost him very dear. It mmed his for- 
tunes -but I can have no doubt that it did worse than 
that. I cannot suppose that a nature like his was fet- 



tered and ilrat up in this way without luffering very 
Mverely from the "cold obstruction." There must have 
been a continual "insurrection" in his "stoto of man;" 
and, above aU, I doubt not that what gave him the bit- 
terest pain in the hour of his caUmities, was the feeling 
of compunction with which he then found himself obliged 
to stand before those with whom he had, through life, 
cultivated brotherlilie friendship, convicted of havmg kept 
his heart closed to them on what they could not but sup- 
pose to have been the chief subjects of his thought and 
anxiety, in times when they withheld nothing from him. 
These, perhaps, were the "written troubles" that had 
been cut deepest into his brain. I think they were, and 
believe it the more, because it was never acknowledged. 

If he had erred in the primary indulgence out of which 
this sprang, he at least made noble atonement. 

Daring the most energetic years of manhood he labored 
with one prize in viewj and he had just grasped it, as he 
fancied, securely, when all at once the vision was dissi- 
pated: he found himself naked and desolate as Job. 
How he nerved himself against the storm — how he felt 
and how he resisted it— how soberly, steadily, and re- 
solvedly he contemplated the possibility of yet, by redou- 
bled exertions, in so far retrieving his fortunes, as that 
no man should lose by having trusted those for whom he 
had been pledged — how well he kept his vow, and what 
price it cost him to do so, — all this the reader, I doubt 
not, appreciates fully. It seems to me that strength of 
character was never put to a severer test than when, for 
labors of love, such as his had hitheito ahnost always 
been— the pleasant exertion of genius for the attainment 
of ends that owed all their dignity and beauty to a poeti- 
cal fancy— there came to be substituted the iron perti- 
nacity of daily and nightly toil, in the discharge of a duty 
which there was nothing but the sense of chivalrous honor 
to make stringent. 
It is the fond indulgence of gay fancy in all the pre- 



Tioni lAmj that gWet iti trne Titlae and dignity to the 
▼oluntuy agony of the Mqnel, when, indeed, lie appean 

Qa«m B«qM pMpnlM, MqM man, MqM TlBflvlA Umit 1 
fUtpoMBM mpidiAibai, ooatonMi* Iumbom, 
Fortii ; at la Mipw totw, tans atiiM Ktnwiai, 
Eztorai M quid VAlMt par bn« mofah ; 
In qaam maaoa ntitMBpar FortoBA." ^ 

The attentive reader will not deny that every ayllable of 
thi> proud ideal hai been justified to the letter. But 
though he boaited of atoioiam, hi> heroism was something 
far better than the stoio's; for it was not founded on a 
haughty trampling down of all delicate and tender thoughts 
and feelings. He lays his heart bare in his Diary ; and 
we there read, in characters that will never die, how the 
sternest resolution of a philosopher may be at once quick* 
ened and adorned by the gentlest impulses of that spirit 
of love, which alone makes poetry the angel of life. This 
is the moment in which posterity will desire to fix his 
portraiture. It is then, truly, that 

" Ha dta, 'mongat man, lika a daaeandad god; 
Ha hath a Und ol honoui lata him off 
Mora than a mortal aaaming." ' 

But the noble exhibition was not a fleeting one; it was 
not that a robust mind elevated itself by a fierce effort 
for the crisis of an hour. The martyrdom lasted with 
his days; and if it shortened them, let us remember his 
own immortal words, — 

" Sonad, loand tlia alarkm, 611 the flfa, 
To all tha aananal world proclaim — 
One crowded hoar of gloriona life 
la woath an aga withont a name.*' ' 

For the rest, I presume, it will be allowed that no 
human character, which we have the opportunity of 
studying with eqnal minuteness, had fewer faults mixed 

■ [Honee, SaHra IL 1, 83-88.] 
' [CymMiM, Act I. Soane 6.] 
* iOtd MartalUi, chap. zzxiT.] 



np in ito textuie. The grand virtue of fortitude, tlw 
bMii of all oUien, wai never dispUyed in higher perfeo- 
toon than in him; and it was, a. perhapi true couram 
a|>«yi «, combined with an equaUy admirable .pint if 
kmdneu and humanity. Hi, pride, if we must caU it 
•o, undebaied by the least tincture of mere vanity, wai 
intertwined with a moBt exquisite charity, and was not 
inconsistent with true humility. If ever the principU 
of kindliness was incarnated in a mere man, it was in 
tam; and real kindliness can never be but modest. In 
the social relations of life, where men ai« most effectuaUr 
tri«Kl, no spot can be detected in him. lie was a patient, 
dutiful, reverent sonj a generous, compuwionato, tender 
husband) an honest, ca.eful, and most affectionate 
father. Mever was a more virtuous or a happier fireside 
Uian his. The influence of his mighty genius shadowed 
It imperceptibly; his cahn good sense, and his angelic 
sweetness of heart and temper, regukted and softened 
a strict but paternal discipline. His children, as they 
grew up, understood by degrees the high privilege of 
their birth; but the profoundest sense of his greatness 
never disturbed their confidence in his goodness The 
buoyant play of his spirits made him sit young amone 
the young; parent and son seemed to live in brotherhood 
togettiep; and the chivalry of his imagination threw a 
oertain air of courteous gallantry into his relations with 
his daughters, which gave a very peculiar grace to the 
fondness of their intercourse. Though there could not 
be a gentier mother than Lady Scott, — on those delicate 
occasions most interesting to young ladies, they always 
made their father the first confidant. 

To the depth of his fraternal affection I ascribe, 
munly, the only example of departure from the decorum 
M poUshed manners which a keen observer of him through 
hfe ever witnessed in him, or my own experience and in- 
formation afford any trace of. Injuries done to himself 
00 man forgave more easUy, — more willingly repaid by 



benefit*. But It wu not eo when he flnt ud nnexpeot- 
«dly imw before him the noble penon who, u he ooneid- 
•red thing! at the time, h«d availed himieU of hie p«- 
liamentary privilege to eait a ihado of ina-Ut upon the 
oharaoter of hi> next and beet-beloved brother. 

But perhaps the meet touching evidence of the huting 
tendemeu of hU early domeetio feeling! wa» exhibited 
to hia executore, when they opened his repoeitoriee in 
search of hii te»toment, the evening after hii burial. On 
lifting up his deslc, we found arranged in careful order 
a series of Uttlo objects, which had obviously been so 
pUced there that his eye might rest on them every morn- 
ing before he began his tasks. These were the old-fash- 
ioned boxes that bad garnished his mother's toilette, when 
he, a sicUy child, slept in her dressing-room — the ^Iver 
taper-Btund which the young advocate had bought for 
her with his first five-guinea fee — a row of smaU ^kets 
inscribed with her Land, and containing the hair of those 
of her offspring that had died before her— his father s 
•nuff-box and etui-case — and more things of the like 

■ort, recalling 


The same feeling was apparent in all the arrangement of 
his private apartment. Pictures of his father and mother 
were the only ones in his dressing-room. The clumsy 
antique cabinets that stood there, things of a very differ- 
ent chiss from the beautiful and costly productions m the 
public rooms below, had aU belonged to the furniture of 
George Square. Even his father'* rickety washing- 
stand, with all ita cramped appurtenances, though ex- 
ceedingly unlike what a man of his very scrupulous hab- 
its would have selected in these days, kept its ground. 
The whole place seemed fitted up like a litUe chapel of 

the lares. , . ., . * ^v 

Such a son and parent could hardly fail in any of the 

other social relations. No man was a firmer or more m- 

defatigable friend. I know not that he ever lost one; 


•nd • few, with whom, Huring the energetic middle (tag* 
of life, from political difference! or other accidental oS- 
oumitance., he lived leu familiarly, had aU gathered 
round him, and renewed tlie fuU warmth of early affeo. 
tion in hie later dayt. There wa> enough t dignify the 
OOTneotion in their eyei; but nothing to ch. it on either 
•Mo. The unagination that w completely luaatered him 
when he ohoM to give her the rein, wa> kept under mo«t 
dotonnined control when any of the positive obligation! 
of utive life came into que.tion. A high and pure aenM 
of duty preiided over whatever he had to do as a citiien 
and a magistrate; and as a landlord, he considered hu 
estate as an extension of his hearth. 

Of his political creed, the many who hold a different 
one wiU of course say that it was the natural fruit of his 
poetical devotion to the mere prejudice of antiquity; and 
1 am quite willmg to allow that this must have had a 
great share in the matter — and that he himself would 
l»ve been as little ashamed of the word prejudice as of 
the word antiguiti/. Whenever Scotland could be con- 
sidered as standing separate on any question from the 
rest of the empire, he was not only apt, but eager to 
embrace the opportunity of again rehoisting, as it were, 
the old signal of national independence; and I sincerely 
beheve that no circumstance in his literary career gave 
him so much personal satisfaction as the success of Mala- 
ohi Malagrowther's Epistles. He confesses, however, in 
his Diary, that he was aware how much it became him to 
summon cahn reason to battle imaginative prepossessions 
on this score; and I am not aware that they ever led him 
mto any serious practical error. He delighted in letting 
ius fancy run wild about ghosts and witches and horo- 
•oopes — but I venture to say, had he sat on the judicUl 
bench a hundred years before he was bom, no man would 
Hi rt been more certain to give juries sound direction in 
es-i;aating the pretended evidence of supernatural occur- 
rences of any sort; and I believe, in like manner, that 



had uy Anti-English fiatioD, elTil or religiont, tpnuii 
up in liit own time in SootUnd, Iw would have done more 
^h.!! uy other living man could hare hoped to do, for 
patting it down. He wa* on all praotioal poinU a iteady, 
oonioientioiu Tory of the school of William Pitt; who, 
though an anti-reTolutionist, was oerUinly anything but 
an anti-reformer. lie rejected the innovations, in the 
midst of which he died, as a revival, under alarmingly 
authoritative auspices, of the doctrines which had endan- 
gered Britain in his youth, and desoUted Europe through- 
out his prime of msnhaod. May the gloomy anticipa- 
tions which hung over his olosmg years be unfulfilled! 
But should they be so, let posterity remember that the 
warnings, and the resistance of his and other powerful 
intellecU, were probably in that event the appointed 
means for averting a catastrophe in which, had England 
falleu, the who'« civilised world must have been involved. 

Sir Walter received a strictly religious education under 
the eye of parents, whose virtuous conduct was in uniaon 
with the principles they desired to instil into their chil- 
dren. From the great doctrines thus recommended he 
appears never to have swerved; but he must be numbered 
among the many who have incurred considerable risk of 
doing so, in conseqaence of the rigidity with which Pres- 
byterian heads of families, in Scotland, were used to 
enforce compliance with various relics of the puritanical 
observance. He took up, early in life, a repugnance 
to the mode in which public worship is conducted in 
the Scottish Establishment; and adhered to the sister 
Church, whose system of government and discipline le 
believed t» be the fairest copy of the primitive polity, 
and whose litanies and collects he reverenced as having 
been transmitted to us from the age immediately succeed- 
ing that of the Apostles. The few passages in his 
Diaries, in which he alludes to his own religious feelings 
and practices, show clearly the sober, serene, and elevated 


F^th! U. humbl. wlimo. on th« wiviom ud merer of 
God; jnd hi. a™ b.U.f tl»t w. are pl««i in Kto 
of « not to .p«ml.U .bout mother, but to »«! 

faoultie.. uul th. con.t«it cultiv,tion of ItindneJiud 
benevolence towud. our feUow men. 

wfflciently imp««jd it«lf upon th. g«.t body of Z 
w^ng. He „ indeed on, of the few g«.t Ja«,» ol 
modern Europe who .tiind .-quitted of having written 
• Ime th.t ought to have embittered the bed if de«th. 
Hu work, t««h the pmotioJ le»K,n. of monUity and 
Ch,j.t«n,ty m the mo.t cptiv.ting f onn - unobtru- 
"rely .nd un.ffectedly. And I thinlc it i. not reBntag 
too far to «y, that m the* work,, a, weU a, hi, whoU 
demeanor u a man of letter,, we may tr«» the happy 
rffeou (enough ha, alre«ly been «id a. to «,me len {„. 
tunate and agreeable one.) of hi. having written through- 
out with aviewto «,mething beyond the aoqui.ition of 

hterature m completely anoillaiy to the object, and pur- 
P«e, of practical life. However hi, imagination might 
npatiatc, it wa, ,ure to re.t over hi, home. The wmrti- 
tie, of dome.tio love ud ncial duty were never forgot- 
ten; and the ume oircumetanoe that mo,t ennoble, aU hi, 
tniimph. aJford. alw the bert apology for hij error,. 

1 have interwoven in then page, ,ome record of what- 
ever .truck myMlf «, preeminenUy »inte in the critical 
^«,towed on Scott', work, by hi, oontemporaricj 
but I have little doubt that the be,t of thew eiu»y, will 
m due time be collected together, and accompany, in 
o*™*., a general edition of hi, writing,. From the 
"„V P*"«"">° of « "trong and briUiant geniu, was 




acknowledged; and the extent of it aeems to liaTe been 
guessed by othen, before he wai able to persuade himself 
that he had claim to a place among the masters of litera- 
ture. The ease with which he did everything, deoeiTed 
him; and he probably would never have done himself 
any measure of justice, even as compared with those of 
his own time, but for the fact, which no modesty could 
long veil, that whatever he did became immediately "<Ae 
fashion," — the object of all but universal imitation. 
Even as to this, he was often ready to surmise that the 
priority of his own movement might have been matter of 
accident; and certainly nothing can mark the humility 
of his mind more strikingly tbin the style in which he 
discusses, in his Diary, tiie pretensions of the pygmies 
that swarmed and fretted in the deep wake of his mighty 
vessel. To the really original writers among his contem- 
poraries he did full justice; no differences of theory or 
taste had the least power to disturb his candor. In some 
oases he rejoiced in feeling and expressing a cordial ad- 
miration, where he was met by, at best, a cold and grudg- 
ing reciprocity : and in others, his generosity was proof 
against not only the private belief, but the public expo- 
sure of envious malignity. Lord Byron might well say 
that Scott could be jealous of no one ; but the immeasur- 
able distance did not prevent many from being jealous of 

His propensity to think too well of other men's works 
sprung, of course, mainly, from his modesty and good- 
nature; but the brilliancy of his imagination greatly sus- 
tained the delusion. It unconsciously gave precision to 
the trembling outline, and life and warmth to the vapid 
colors before him. This was especially the case as to 
romances and novels; the scenes and characters in them 
were invested with so much of the "light within," that 
he would close with regret volumes which, perhaps, no 
other person, except the diseased glutton of the circu- 
lating library, ever could get half through. Where 


Thew Mrrile iniitato™ are a!««dy forgotten, or wiU 

fnUy their own obligatiWrto if 3?f •* «PP'«>»te 
w.»t were the tenZroftle ^'dfLd ^rSlf 
but for h... must have been m.rivaUed in die ^wer^d 
opportunity to mould young idea,, we m«r Se'^^ 
ourselves m some measure the magnitude of 'the d^t w1 
owe to a perpetual succession, though thirty t«^ Z 
publications unapproaohed in charm, L JlinsS; f 

IT^yl ""^^ ^°°'' '''"''^« ^"dictive or vo- 
h^ptoousi humane charity, as di-.uict from moral larir 

pnucple-a pith and savor of m,^^^^^ 


P^n^Mes^T^ '°"^' "^"""8 *>» revolution^ 
W^Cr^ f 1 *^'7f" '»»t-far beyond the co^ 
preaension of vulgar politicians. 

On the whole, I have no doubt that, the more the de- 


buls of hi» personal history are revealed and studied, the 
more powerfully will that be found to inculcate the same 
great lessons with his works. "Where else shall we be 
taught better how prosperity may be extended by benefi- 
cence, and adversity confronted by exertion? Where 
can we see the "follies of the wise" more strikingly re- 
buked, and a character more beautifuUy purified and 
exalted in the passage through affliction to death? I 
have lingered so long over the detaiU, that I have, per- 
haps, becomo, even from that oircumstanoe alone, leas 
qualified than more rapid surveyors may be to seize the 
effect in the mass. But who does not feel that there is 
something very invigorating as well as elevating in the 
contemplation? His character seems to belong to some 
elder and stronger period than ours; and, indeed, I can- 
not help likening it to the architectural fabrics of other 
ages, which he most delighted in, where there is such a 
congregation of imagery and tracery, such endless indul- 
gence of whun and fancy, the sublime blending here with 
the beautiful, and there contrasted with the grotesque 
— half, perhaps, seen in the clear daylight, and half by 
rays tinged with the blazoned forms of the past— that 
one may be apt to get bewUdered among the variety of 
particular impressions, and not feel either the unity of 
the grand design, or the height and solidness of the 
structure, until the door has been closed upon the kby- 
rinth of aisles and shrines, and you survey it from a dis- 
tance, but still withm its shadow. 

And yet as, with whatever admiration his friends could 
not but regard him constantly when among them, the 
prevailing feeling was still love and affection, so is it 
now, and so must ever it be, as to his memory. It is 
not the privilege of every reader to have partaken in the 
friendship of a great and good man; but those who 
have not may be assured, that the sentiment, which the 
near homely contemplation of such a being inspires, is 
a thing entirely by itself : — 


" Not uothar eomfott like to tUi 
SoooowU in BBknowB fato." 


And now to conclude — In the year 1832, France and 
Germany, as weU M Britain, had to mourn over their 
bnghtest inteUects. Goethe shortly preceded Scott, and 
Cnyier followed him: and with these mighty lights were 
«t,nguished many other, of no common order!- among 
the rest, Crabbe and Mackintosh. * 

Many of those who had "wen intimately connected with 
Scott in various ways soon followed him. James Bal- 
hint, le was aheady on his deathbed when he heard of 
his great fnend and patron's death. The foreman of the 
prmting house-a decent and faithful man, who had 
known aU their secrets, and done his best for their ser- 
«"^ ,., '" P™'P«"n» and adverse times, by name 
M Corkindale - began to droop and pine, and died too 
m a few months. James Hogg, the Ettrick Shepherd, 
must Jso be mentioned. He died on the 2l8t of Novem- 
ber, 1885; but it had been better for his fame had his 
end been of earlier date, for he did not foUow his best 
benefactor until he had insulted his dust. Lastly I 
observe, as this sheet is passing through the press, the 
death of the Rev. George Thomson, the happy "Domi -.ij 
Thomson," of the happy days of Abbotsford. He died 
at l<^inburgh on the 8th of January, 1888.' 

Miss Anne Scott received at Christmas, 1832, a grant 
of £200 per annum from the privy purse of King Wil- 
iiam IV. But her name did not long burden the pension 

' [Ortrffo, Aot n. Senie 1.] 
th..of the Bdni^owM „M«^ in RoomUk.m facte; bot b.™ .^ook 

iwaT* •''°°.1°' "* '""' **"• " "'J' 184.5. Mr.Morritt, to 
rf L, l^rT.!, ™°*."' '°^^' '"•^ •' R°k.byo„ th. 12th 

S S: T:J^''^' ""'•'•* '"" «» •» forgotten. William Oerk 
^Bdin, rfm™l ttrengh Ufe for flont. „d h™ing, of ,hich h, h« 
■Mtoo momnnent, dud at Edinbnigh in Junarr, 1847 — (1848 ) 

.l^U^lSt:"';?',*'" '"'"'" '"•■^"" SirAdamF.,g™,„, 
who died at EdUbniKh, Jmiiy 1, 1855, in hii oightT-fooith jni ]^ 




list. Her oonstitatton had b«en miserably Bhattered in 
the course of her long and painful attendance, first on 
her niother*s illness, and then on her father's ; and per- 
haps reverse of fortune, and disappointments of various 
sorts connected with that, had also heavy effect. From 
the day of Sir Walter's death, the strong stimulus of 
duty being lost, she too often looked and spoke like one 
" Tak% tlw iDMwnz* of an v 

After a brief interval of disordered health, she contracted 
a brain fever, which carried her off abruptly. She died 
in my house in the Begeut's Park on tiie 25th June. 
18S3, and her remains are placed in the New Gemeter^ 
in the Harrow Boad.' 

The adjoining grave holds thMe of her nephew John 
Hugh liockhart, who died 15th December, 1881; and also 
those of my wife Sophia, who expired after a long illness, 
which she bore with all possible meekness and fortitude, 
on the 17th of May, 1837.^ The clergyman who read 

1 [Bomto and Jvlitt, Aot IIL Soem 8.] 

* [A few familiur lettan written by Anne Seott will b« f oond in tlit 
Jfemoir and €erre^ond*»ee of MiM Ferriw, who epeaks of alwayt finding 
her ymmg hoiteee at Ahbotaford moat kind, amiable, and agreeable. In 
the lateat of theaa letteit, aent from Regent'a Park, Norember 28. 1832, 
Mill Soott laTi : " I would hare written to yon long ago, aa I pnnniaed, had 
I been able ; bnt indeed I was not, and tiiongh I do feel moet gratefol to 
Ood that po» papa b at rest, itiU the raoolleotiona of paat daya and 
home are hard to bear." Writing of bnr death to hia brother, Lookhart 
aaya: "Ton mayeoneeisv howTariooa oircnniatancea hare combined to 
make the blow really a $hoeking oni> to Sophia." And to hia aiater, 
*' She bad never before been ao etnnned and ahattered, for Johnnie'a death 
and berfather'a were long expected. Thii wai ao andden.'* See Lai^'i 
Id/e of LockKart, vol. iL p. 78.] 

' tThat day Lookhart wrote afewlineatoh!ibrotheTT'miiam,inwfaioh 
hn aaya :? " At three thia morning my poor wife breathed her laat I pray 
yon rignify to Violet and Lawrenoe that her end was oalm, and that 
thronghont her long iUnosa her aweetneaa of temper bod never given way. 
Both Sophia*a brothera are with me — but thia ia a terrible blow, and will 
derange all my hopes and plana of life. I ahall very probably aak yoo to 
'oome np by and by, for I may D**d Cwnnael." 

Two daya later be wrote to hie ritter : " Aa when tiiia naohea yon, yon 
■n likely to ha with uy hrathen, aa waU aa my dear faUier, I may tell 


a» fnnenl Mnice over ber was her father', friend, and 
t^\y"t "?'"?• **? t"- """T H"t Milm^i, o^e of 
-v ^t °^ ""• "/ ^«»'°'™»<*': a-d « little incident 
»*wh he happened to obwrve during the prayen sng. 
ee.ted to h.m wme verw., which he transmitted to me 
the mommg after, and which the reader wiU not, I bo- 
lieve, consider altogether mUpUoed in the last paees of 
these memoirs of her father. "" «»« pages of 

STANZAS-MAT 22, 18rt. 

Oto tW Minim pagcut mute ud daric, 
whtn is the gnr* «e Uid to net 
H«»TW>. UtMt, lot UtMt walcoma pumL 

Sj^p .rf J::?^^±SLTf r*" "' "^ '■"•"'^*^ 

*!«»; tV J ^ «• jMtor. hw to foU powMdoD of hemlt for tk> hrt 
forMght, ud, tiongh her bodUy offering ,u ocouioaJlj m„i. 2! .^ 
^Jf W .ppw-hiw d.p«.« with »J™„« .iri Si. «™t TS 

•™t«t muior. I think do od. «m lired • mot. i»>oc«it Ilf. .nd ^1. 
-T •r-l'"" »o, to «fl«t th« it «. P.A.P. „ h.p^Vf,l" oft.^ 

b» W ™,y d«,p, tat th.y both h.,. . ,.« d«I of ifcd «™. „5 K 

^ Jo^. :^' *° Sr "^^ " ""■■ *• 1"'. U.. bodi.. rf^ 

™. dMt „ft h. moth.,. . . . Tl, ^^ ,i„ ^^ "-^ 

fB». to. to bm. ,ith ««, ^, I do not doBbt, with . «■* of ^1^ 

P.rh.p. I Mn mdolgi„ fwlisg. « ,hi,h m«,y ,„,dd ^cUi^TT 

«»w atli«lr«l] ; bat, Wejlmhat,, Abboy, thm i. n„ „ld borij 
SZfb.""?. ?^ ' '^'* ■"" "^ ""• "• '«k " -ia™ ^»t'^ 


61 nl 




Wbat dldat thott oa tlu vioff , thon joowid lark I 

HonriBff in anrctnilMd f Im, 
And eanllii.^^ mhan that monrahd Mmpuy f 

O thoa Ucht-loTii« ud maloaiow biid, 

At«TW7 Mct and aolnui fall 

Of miM own Toiea, Moh Intorral 
Id tha MmUlaTatinc pnyw. I ^••rd 

Thy quinrinff dMoank fall and elaar — 
Diiooid not inharmoniona to tha carl 

Wa laid Iwr thara, tha Mlaattal'a datUog oUUL 

Saem'd it than maat that, boma away 

From tha oloaa oity'a dabiona day, 
HardirKa ahould ba thy natiTa woodnoto wOd ; 

Nopa'd npon natoia'a lap, har ilaap 

Should ha whara birda may aing, and dawy flowtwta waap T 

AsModadat ihon, aii^waadaring maaaaogar I 

AboTfl oi ilowly lingering yat, 

To bear our deep, our mate regret ; 
To waft npon thy faithfnl wing to har 

The hoaband'a fondaat laat farewell, 
Lore'a final parting pang, tha nnapoke, tha unapaakaWa f 

Or didat thoa rather ehida with thy blithe Toioa 

Our aelfiah grief that wonld delay 

Herpaauga to a brighter day ; 
Bidding na monin no longer, but rejdea 

That it hath heaTenward flown like thee. 
That apirit from thia «aiA world of dn ard aonow ftaa f 

I watehed thee, leaaemng, leaaening to tha ^ht. 

Still funt and fainter winnowing 

The annabine with thy dwindling wing, 
A apeek, a roorement in the rofHed light, 

Till then wert melted in the aky. 
An ondiatiDgdahed part of the bc^ht infoity. 

Ueet emblem of that ligbtaome spirit thon I 

That atill, wharerer it might coma. 

Shed aonsbiDe o'er that happy home, 
Her taak of kindlineaa and gladnaaa now 

Abaolred with the element aLiTa 
Hath mingled, and baoome pure light, para Joy, pnn lor*. 


new renaiD therefo™, of Sir Walter', race, only 
hu two »n, -Walter, hi. ,uoce8«.r in the baronetov 
L.eutenant-Colonel in the 16th Begiment oiZ^Il 
and Cluttle., a clerk in the office of her Majesty^re 

left by their „8ter SophU, a boy and a girl.» 

fchorUy after Sir Wdter'. death, hi.l,n. and n.y«lf. 
« il w "• ""^'^'""^ to °>«ke 'och arrangemento 
rf hi. oil. • t" ""T/" ""-P'ot'-K the greaf object 
of hi. own wi.he. and fatal exertion.? Wc found the 

TT'^l^^"'^ "™ »' *^ Ballantyne debt to™ 
Jbont X54,000. ^22,000 had been i„™r«r„;,^hu 
Me, there were «>me monies in the hand, of thTTni.- 

f^rth. ^^™A,"'"'^' ^^^'^'^' '^t '« "ight without 
l^^ffif?' "'^' " * *^ ^y °f •"Editor,. Thi. 
wa. eff«>t»d accorduigly on the 2d of Februair, 1833: 
Mr CadeU accepting a. hi. or!y .ecnrity, the right to 
the profit, accruing from £.r Walter'. Copyright pro- 
perty and literary remain., until .uch timeTfhU C 
and consolidated obligation should be discharged. I am 
afraid, however, notwidistondiug the undiminished »de 
k Jl' ™*Vl«P'»Uy of h" Novels, hi. executor, can 
S\Ti^ r"°*\' *^»' ooneummation, mile.., in- 
ri™ U rt -f^T ":*. ^«i»l»t»« to give some exten- 
sion to tie period for which literary property has hitherto 
been protected; a bill for which puWhas beent^ 

^hi»i' 1 '"™"*''> """^ " "• individual, when 
"talking to support Con.table in December, 1825, and 
Mcnred by mortgage on the land, of And, 

' [Sm Appendix 1.1 , r_ . ,. „ , 








laitly, the libmy tad mnnnm, preiented to him in free 
gift by hi« onditort in Deoember, 1880, were bequeathed 
to hi* eldest eon with ■ biuden to the extent of jCSOOO, 
which lum he designed to be divided between hit younger 
ohildran, as alraady explained in an extract from his 
Diaiy. His will provided that the produce of his literary 
property, in case of its proving sufHcient to wipe out the 
remaining debt of Messrs. Ballantyne, should then be 
applied to the extinction of these mortgages; and there- 
after, should this also be aooomplished, divided equally 
among his surviving family. 

Various meetings vrere held toon after his death with 
a view to the erection of monuments to his memory; and 
the records of these meetings, and their results, are 
hdomed by many of the noblest and most distinguished 
names both of England and of Scotland. In London 
the Lord Bishop of Exeter, Sir Bobert Peel, and Sir 
John Maloobn' took a prominent ' ^t as speakers; in 
Edinburgh, the Duke of Buocleuch, the Marquis of 
L hian, the Earl of Dalhonsie, the Earl of Rosebeiy, 
L^rd Jeffrey (then Lord Advocate for Scotland), and 
Professor Wilson. 

In Glasgow the subscription amounted to about £120), 
— > and a very handsome pillar, surmounted with a statue, 
has been erected in the chief square of that city, which 
had been previously adorned with statues of its own 
most illustoious citizens, Sir John Moore and James 

The subscription for a monument in Edinburgh reached 
the sum of jE6000 ; — and I believe a rich Gothic cross, 
with a statue in the interior, will toon be completed.' 

1 [8m OHte, p. &6, imfcs.] 

* This iiiliwriptioii mlMtqiMiitly amoimtod to ahan £15,000. Tlu !•• 
■olt mmy now 1m imu in m tndy mngniflmnt monament, conipionoof to 
mnrj vititor of Seott'i " own zonuntia town " — n lofty Gothio enM, on- 
eiaainf np.1 rannonnting n marble itntiu of tko Poot^ whioh, h well ■■ 





i! i 




■aaoTB m wocn, 10^ 

AMP AmonoiiAn BtHimaAMB 

8m WALTIB SCOTT, Btmumt, 

Rt Tannr-i Hmb Mill I« m Mi.., 
TWk «|M d«»U pld. ., tatl. „y , 
8«U1 lid tta bnm dow. Etttlek brwt 
Althnnh It .nil m; witkmd ilMkit 

rnwMn«<>ltl»ii<i.m»M — «>— r »■— r .iiiiii„,fii 

bulk. H. did Mt Ut. to M tU <»m,<>i of lkr^kor,U.hhk 

rSi^',!!** "-'-^'*— «-««.«'««. bT^i^!^ 

mr^'5.5"fl^.!y^ H.«.bon.«Bdi.b»,b,Sli^ 

to th. Soott«urr jmt, lom. of tb. Seottbb rMid..t. In N.w To* 
«»«|-^»»d Job. Sto.U to M«.to . „pii.. „, u. .„;" ^ i. U, ta 

«»ddmt««, u «»«,Mw <rf th. .trt. oj th. BirB»arfb, id Qwhinil 






The English subscription amounted to somewhere about 
XIO.OOO; but a part of this was embezzled by a young 
person rashly appointed to the post of secretary, who 
carried it with him to America, where he soon afterwards 

The noblemen and gentlemen who subscribed to this 
English fund had adopted a suggestion — (which origi- 
nated, I believe, with Lord Francis Egerton and the 
Honorable John Stuart Wortley) — that, in place of 
erecting a cenotaph in Westminster Abbey, or a statue or 
pillar elsewhere, the most suitable and respectful tribute 
that could be paid to Sir Walter's memory would be to 
discharge all the incumbrances upon Abbotsford, and en- 
tail the House, with its library and other articles of curi- 
osity collected by him, together with the lands which he 
had planted and embellished, upon the heirs of his name 
forever. The sum produced by the subscription, however, 
proved inadequate to the realization of such a scheme; 
and after much consultation, it was at length settled that 
the money in the hands of the committee (between £7000 
and X8000) should be employed to liquidate the debt 
upon the library and museum, and whatever might be 
over, towards the mortgage on the lands. This arrange- 
ment enabled the present Sir Walter Scott to secure, in 

Ing roios. Sir P. Chantwy recommended a block of Aberdeen granite, bo 
■olid ae to resist even the fall of the ivied roof of the aisle, and Undlf 
sketched the shape ; in which ha f olloTed the stone coffin of the monastic 
ages — especially the "marble etone" on which Deloraine awaitn the 
opening of the wizard's vault in the Lay, This drawing had jnst been 
given to Allan Conningbam, when onr great sculptor was smitten with a 
fatal apoplexy. As soon as pressing bnsiness allowed, " Honest Allan " 
took up the inatractiona of hie dying friend ; the model was executed 
under his eye ; and the letter in which he reported ita completion was, I 
am informed, the very last that be penned. He also had within a few 
honra a paralytic seizure, from which he never roee. The inscriptiosa 
on this simple but graceful tomb are merely of name and date. — (1848.) 
[Chantrey died November 21), 1841, in bis sixty-first year. Tffl die 
■enlptor's death, Allan Cunningham had remained his secretary and super- 
intendent of works, and he survived Sur Franoia less than a year, dying 
October 30, 1842, at the age of fifty-eight] 



^l^f^f'!^^^^'''""^''- ^^^ Pon-anent preservation 
a memorial of the ta- *s and hat. its .,t the founder.' iZ 

tlut gieat unu from much MmetT .ndTZ^ !T* "^•"'°' °* 

osan and th. mamory of Sip Waltap Soottk^ .1,. .._ r j * 

tion of m7.- (1848.) ^ ^ ""^ hand»m. propod- 

rtan th. tm. ™ approachiag that th. copyright, of ti.. "oveL wo^S 

«.- about tto. million had b«,a „ld .ia™ 1861. 'S, of »^T 
d.p.nd.nUyofoth.,p.bli.he™'«Utio». in Graat Britain th. cS.^ 

b,trf anlobiogmphy in a l,tt,r to LaidUw, .ritton from EdinWru, J^T 

Strang, that Jl lb. BaDantyn™ and Conatable .« <r„n.^f " , ft 

J^oa. of ,ho« behind th, curtain dnring „ n-ny cS^I ' Zlt 

g»w I oan>, h,„ a ra, yonng .^n of tw,nty-on. in th, ™t., of 1 Sft-m 
u^d bay. cnckoood the m,n oat of their nwt., a™l, ...t«i in .LiTTi ' 
dl w,™ at that tim,. And h,™ i. Lochbart l^SC^ of ^^ ^^ 

|.k. », abont. wa™,.y(^...;;o,'^wlr^p^";sSTi'r „rid 






«Mf9 ambition to endow a famUy Bleep, with Wm. Bnt 
Hm Cub .uooe^or. may be, as long a. any 0! l.« 
ttoSw.^, the honored guardians of that monument. 

The mo.t successful portraitures of S» Walter Sc«« 
have been mentionel incidentaUy in the course of Aese 
ul^>. It has been suggested that a complete hst of 
arauthentic likenesses ought have been g'™"''™' 
Z Editor regrets to «>y. that this « not m h» pow«^ 
He has reason to believe that several exist which he has 
^Tver seT The foUowmg catalogue, however, mcludes 
some not previously spoken of. 

I. A very good miniature of Sir Walter, done at Bath, 
when he wL in the fifth or sixth year of his age was 
gWen by him to his daughter Sophia, and « now in my 
iossession-the artist's name unknown. The child 
STiT: with long flowing hair, the color a Ught che^;^ 
_ a deep open collar, and scarlet dress. It is neaily 
a profilef the outline wonderfully Uke what it was to the 
X the expression of the eye. and mouth very stnkmg 
grave and pensive.' 

Bit,, J.i..«T 20, 1849.] . . ,„^,. „a ,^ mgtKni Jor U» &<» 

1 fThU miiuitiire h now tt AbboUloM, mo "•"■«" ™iri»J 

m 1«1, wlieo i« P— ^ »«» *• P<-»"°» »' .r' , ^ 

^^SJ St, tlJ&rttid. N-ioua Port»it QJ1«T.] 



ri^^'l "^t "'"';'*?" •"* by Scott to Mis, Carpenter 
Jhortly before the» marriage in 1797 -now at AbbTte 

^tteJir'^r" •'"'?."',"'• ""^ ' knownot^h 
m^ i.^ M*" " '''S'"'y powdered." 

180B hJv ""^ '■.""'^e- ''""'« 'f" I*ly Scott in 

1806, by Saion, wa., in consequence of repeated anni! 

bTlTt^^M"" '"r^ "' '^'"^ ecgravTtrals^'r^- 
by her to Messrs. Longman and Co., tnd is now i„ tW 
house m Paternoster Kow.« This is » yerv fi^! Til^" 
«pre»n«ng I have no doubt, most faTtS^y?^^: 
thor of the Lay of the Last Minstrel. Lenf \ th^ 
quarters-dress, black-hair, nut-brown - the fkvoiS C«np leaning his head on the knee rf U^ 

SfoJ'" """^'»" '~'^'' 0' ^y scottt"::: 

Jc'n^l^"* picture by Baebum was done in 1808 
for Constable, M.d passed, at the sale of his effects, into 
the lands of the Duke of Buccleuch. Scott uLZ. 
«nted at full length, sitting by a ruined wall, wi^ Crmp 

Jm^ /T'~?"™"^ ^"^^ ""d the mountains of 
I^ddesdale m the background. This noble portrart hL 
been repeatedly engraved.^ Dress black -Hel^ 

U Ja ?'"'* T"** f»U;lcngtli by Baebum (done a year 
Uter) .s nearly a repetition of the former; but the paS 
h«d some new sittings for it. Two greyhounds (DouX 

_j__^ purtM. i. „„, ta a. Victari. «.d Albert M™.m, Sooth K«.. 

' n^ '" '"PT* '" *• ■** ™'°"» << ae Lifi, Ed. 183il 1 
18SSJ '""'ti^. of th. f,«h Tolmi rf th, Itfi, IH. 


.! W 

'^* P«TCT^ appear in addition to Camp, and the ba«k- 
Wve» CvaUey of the Yarrow, markmg the 
^MofZJ^^l and llannion. This piece is at Ab- 

'^Vl'li head in oil, b, Thorn.. »», R. A., done 
• laiafnrMr M"ray, and now in Albemarle Street. 
,n 1818 for ^^^ f ' "^;^ unfortunately Mlected-a 
The costume was, 1 thnK, -^ . ' ^^^ ^j^i^al air 

«i„tat,on of Soo" '» 'P^*;'^^ „^i, and who often 

Walter's eldest daughter, »"*.r°J^^" ^ ^ded by 
%?I A head sStched in oil by Geddes - bemg one 

IrS^of "A^bUrB^onet. ^t is nearly a profile- 
""X'^e unrivalled portrait (U.ree quarters) ^ Sir 


VolV? p" The engraving, b, Bobinson. ., mas- 
'^S. A head by Sir Henry Raebum-the last^worl 

WAolwi, *. •">>'=*'" a!i ,rS ™bjSe<*tto ki. friend WiU... 
Enktae, .»d, tog. k« jnlh '_r°^^ ■„ it Abbrtrfopd. 


^.ft"D^«";rf ^""^ ".^*22 for Urd Montagu, and 

first ,^ri,!^V- ;: ""™'''' •*""■« likene«. h!a;y at 
Jirat Bight, but which grows into favor uijon better .u, 

ha. bewi well engraved in mezzJtinto.' ^'^ P""«" 

A. -*• ™>aU three-quarters, in oil, done at ri.i«*™„^ 
•n August 1824, b/the uU Gitrt slrt S' 
R. A., and presented by him to Mrs. LockTart ThU 
pleasmg picture gives Sir Walter in his usu^^unt ' 
dr««,--a gioen jacket and black neckcloth, wiJh TZ^ 
ern belt for ^ri^lng the fore,ter's axe rouLd 1" h^^'i 
ders It IS the best domestic portrait ever done ' A 
duplicate, m Mr. Murray's possission, was en^aved fol 
iinden's Illustrations of Byron. gravea lor 

■ ^LA '"••f-'sngth. painted by C. E. Leslie H A 
m 1824, for Mr. Ticknor of Boston, New Eiil 
now m that gentleman's possession. I never Swths 

Tpu'tatii T), .''ul' " """^^ "* «■" "rtisfs high 
ImeTn i.„t JI^""'^***" engraved -i„ this countfy 
1 mean -but a reduced copy of it furnished an indiffer 
ent prmt for one of the Annuals.^ mauier- 

kS ^ ™*" ^f^ "*' P*''""^ "° 1826 by Mr. 

feeble fn eltf™. ^ ^"™'"'' production, iU-drawn and 
^^Me m expression, was engraved for Mr. Lodge's great 

. m the High Mool, Edtabiagh.] "■ "• ^ «»Py "I thi. portnit 

' [S«e ante, kal viii. p. 279.] 

>|: I, 



Xm. A half-length by Mr. Colvin Smith of Edin- 
burgh, done in January, 1828, for the artist's uncle. 
Lord Gillies. I never admired this picture; but it 
pleased many, perhaps better judges. Mr. Smith ex- 
ecuted no less than fifteen copies for friends of Sir 
Walter; among others, the Lord Bishop of Llandaff, the 
Lord Chief -Commissioner Adam, and John Hope, Esq., 
Dean of the Faculty of Advocate^.' 

XIV. A half-length done by Sir. John Graham [Gil- 
bert] in 1829, for the Royal Society of Edinburgh, in 
whose chambers it now is:" Not destitute of merit; but 
much inferior to that of Miss Anne Scott, by the same 
hand, in the drawing-room at Abbotsford. 

XV. An excellent half-length portrait, by John Wat- 
son Gordon of Edinburgh, done in March, 1830, for 
Mr. Cadell. Scott is represented sitting, with boti 
hands resting on his staff— the staghound Bran on his 
left.' The engraving does no justice to this picture. 

XVI. The cabinet picture, with armor and stag- 
hounds, done by Francis Grant, for Lj-dy Euthven, in 

«•> p«»twi. It wu iom for Mr. Terry, ud irken U« effsott were eoU 
after hie delth, it beoiime the property of Mr. Hurding of Fmohley. A 
ohinney in tliie genUemnn'e hoMe, which peaeed behind the w»U on which 
thl) piotnre hong, having tmken fire, the portrait wa. nltetly destroyed, - 
the «!cident happeninf on the day of Sir Walter's death. See the ScM 
Cnlemry CaUlofut, p. 199.] . ,. , , 

' [Thia poitniit is a head, and the original was pamted for the Lord Chiel- 
Comminioner. The nnmber of copiee eieonted wae abont twenty, and for 
HTOn of these Sir Walter gave single sittings. The Tarintions in these 
motures are slight Among the friends who possessed them, beside those 
mentioned by Lookhart, were Lord Chief-Baron Shepherd, Lord Jeffrey, 
Sir Frederick Adam, Lord Mlnto, and the Rer. Dr. Hughes, the lart of 
whom dechired it the only /amttiar lUxntu of Sir Walter. See ScM 
Centeaory Catalogue, p. 13.] _. , „ . t- -j . 

« [Mr. Graham QUbert died in 16M. The foUowing year.hii widow 
nreaented to the National Portrut OaUery, London, a dupUeate of this 
riotnte, which the artist had retained for his own ooUeotion. A photo. 
graTnre of the Royal Society portrait U giyeii in the first Tolome of tlie 

• [See ante, p. 44. A nnmber of copies of this portrait weia painted bj 
tha artist, one of them tor the Specnlatire Society.] 


This interesting 

1881. See thii volume, pp. 86, 88 
piece has never been engiaved.> 
XVII I am sorry to say tliat I cannot exnress mnol. 

G^rge IV. at Holy^od " (1822), or o/that it wl^a^' 

"IheSor otSley L"ts1t«r .'■'ti?" '^^ °^ 
shortly before Sir Walter^, death.' " ' "*" ^'""' 

XXI. Mr. Edwin Landseer R A v., -^i 

painted a full-length portrarwi^-tht'sinVor^S^ 
Bhymer's Glen, and his famiUarily with Seott^r^ndm 
tU> a mos as valuable as if he hid sat for it. S 
beautiful picture is in the gJlery of Mr. Wells 

fri.nT. °l "■"* "*™'!'''e» "»" done at Naples; but the 
faends who requested Sir Walter to sit, when kboring 

StT thi -?,? ™'= ''^''' ^""^'-e by the lithograph^ 

I have already (Vol. III. p. 68) given better evidence 
tian my own as t» the inimitable bust done by Sir Fr^ 

Ait of Hiaa E<l,n.«>,l, . aV^vZ-7 j ? intended to oommomortt. tlia 


|( .U' 





Chantrey in 1820, and now in the libraiy at Abbott- 
ford.i Previoui to Sir Walter** death, the niobe which 
this now occupies held a oast of the monumental effigy of 
Shakespeare, presented to him by George Bullock, with 
an elegant stand, having the letters W. S. in large re- 
lievo on its front. Anxiety to place the precious marble 
in the safest station induced the poet's son to make the 
existing arrangement the day after bis father's funeral. 
The propriety of the position is obvious ; but in case of 
misrepresentation hereafter, it is proper to mention that 
it was not chosen by Sir "Walter for an image of himself. 
Sir Francis Chantrey sculptured, in 1828, a bust pos- 
sessing the character of a second original. This is now, 
I am rejoiced to say, in the gallery of Sir Robert Peel 
at Drayton;^ and the following letter supplies the most 
authentic history of its execution : — 

1 [Thtf biographer luw told how th« tabKiilMn to th« Englwh m«ino- 
riil of Soott felt that to aauvt in the ndemptioa of Abbotaford vai the 
beat tribute they oonld pay to hia memory ; but after two generations had 
paaaed, hii place in the Abbey waa to be filled, and it waa decided that 
the moat appropriate monument would be a reproduction of the Chantrey 
Bnat at Abbotaford. The letter to the Dean on the oooasion waa, he aaid, 
the moat influeotially aigned memorial he hod ever received. The aab- 
■criptiona, which oame from all parta of the kingdom, and alao from 
America, were more than ■offioient for thn purpose, and a copy of the 
bnat by John Hntctuaoo of Edinbn^h, R. S. A,, waa accepted. On May 
21, 1897, a diatinguiahed company met in the Chapter Houae of Westmin- 
■ter, where addreaaea worthy the oceaaiou were made by Mr. Arthur James 
Balfour and Mr. John Hay, the American Ambassador. After some Si- 
ting remarks by the Duke of Bnocleueb, the assembl^e proceeded to the 
South Transept of the Abbey, where the Duke aoTeiled the bust, which is 
placed between the monument to John, Duke of Argyll and Greenwich, 
witli whom, says Dean Stanley, "our age has become fa miliar chiefly 
through the greatest of noTeliats," and the doorway to the Lady ChapeL 

The committee genenmsly decided to devote the surplna of the sob- 
leriptions reoeiTed to the gift of a replica of the bust to the City of Bos- 
ton, in consideration of the cordial response to their appeal which had 
been made there. On May 17, 1809, this bust was unreiled in tljn Boston 
Public Library, the principal address on the occasion being made by 
Preaident Charles William Eliot of Harvard Univeisity.] 

^ [When the great statesman's grandson and namesake scattered the 
treasuTM of Drayton, thb bnat was sold at auction in London (1000) for 
£2260, — it waa aaid to « member of the Peel family.] 


TO XH. „ai^ .„. „ ^^, ^ _^^ _ ^^^^^^^ 

with y„„ «<,„„tT;„T„ doTZ /'r™ '""""•"'"« 

r Mtor • '^^ ''° '»"" •^ <» Tot .outi-rui; 

My admiration of Scott, •• » noet .. J . -, ■ j . 
in the ye„ 1820, to „k Um t»^, . T^' '"^"''«' »»• 
only time I ever 'reco"e„tZli„1 1^°" ?»' hi. bu.. _ tl.. 
»ny one. He sirreed ■ .ml I ."* ,? ' """'»'' '"« '»" 

f«t with me .l^'bete'KttL'^??'""^'' '"^- 
»Ione, nor brinir more th.„ A ""ng._and never come 

they '.hould .u\ ^tSeS^"^:t r^TI' t"" "^ 
condition you may ™«».^!r'T . n ^' '"'*""' "« Utter 
he c«ne ^th SrX^r Mr H^ """"'A" T """ °«"-» 
Ueton. The marble but' J^^uce^C f '""'• "^ ^^ 
moulded, «,d about forty-Clt ^« I'lT,"*' "» 
the poef. men ardent aTirer,. ^^.^'TZli" /""■"? 
plaster casts. The bust w» r.!n.tJT r ■• '"*"'" do with 
»nd Scotland, and ev«TeC^^^^'*''""' ""'' ^«^ 
permitted «d b^ oLTt^th^ Zt TI^ '"^"^ '^'^ ""- 
of the terror of .„ :::^f P^L^^ """^'^ " " ••■"• 

w^^nrir^LlTt'''A™rr ':'" '" "«' i^^- »' 
only du^^te'oTmrbr tscrii'f ' "" " " *• 

in marble. ""' ^ *"' executed 

J^ r"! to your bust of Scott. In the year 1828 T 
>Cr:::^Abb^'f„r on ""Z^ \°"^'"' -"-^^ "fe- 
ting. "«fflct^:^tirh"rrmtL''*fri''".T r '^ 

own studio. To tbl« n™™? u . "" ""^ ''fe for my 

«n. to Abbo.,f:r?i^ s^.xrhtt'ior •*• -",:: '^ 

scribed on the back • « Thi. S, ^ b- JS ;o>io™« "ord. in- 




the mubla biut now at Dnjrton Manor — * batter laiutaaiy 
than my itndio — alia I had not partad with it. The ezprai' 
•ion ii more wriaaa than in tha two f omer biuta, and the maiki 
of age man than eight yean deeper. 

I have now, I think, lUted all that ii worthy a( remem- 
bering aboat the bust, except that there need be no fear of 
piracy, for it haa never been moulded. — 1 have the honor to 
ha, r^ar Sir, your very lineere and faithful wrrant, 


Sir Walter's good-nature induced him to lit, at Tarioui 
perioda of his life, to other aculptort of inferior ttanding 
and reputation. I am not aware, however, that any of 
their performanoes but two ever reached the dignity of 
marble. The one of these, a very tolerable work, was 
done by Mr. Joseph about 1822,' and is in the gallery 
of Mr. Bum Callwder, at Prestonhall, near Edinburgh. 
The i<.iieT was modelled by Mr. Lawrence Macdonald, 
in the nnhappy winter of 1830. The period of the 
artist's observation would alone have been sufBcient to 
render his efforts fruitless. His bust may be, in point 
of execution, good ; but he does not seem to me to have 
produced what any friend of Sir Walter's will recognize 
as a likeness.* 

The only statue executed during Sir Walter's lifetime 
is that by John Greenshields in freestone. This, oonsid- 

1 [See 8eM c'enteiuiry Catahgrn, p. 40.] 

" [The Dimj for Junu; 12, 1831, •>;• : " I h«T» • vUt from Mp. 
HaedoDBld the ioalptor, who wifhee to model a heed of me. He u • 
gentltmanliVe men, and ploMant u molt lOQlpton aod ertilta of reputs- 
tion are, 7et it i> an awfal tax upon time. I moat manage to dictate while 
he modela. ... So then we eat for three honn or four, 1 eitting on a 
etool moanted on a peeking hoz for the greater adTantage ; Maodooald 
modelling and plastering awa7, and I dictating, without interral, to good- 
natnred WUl Laidlaw, who wrought without iotennieaion." The eculp- 
tor appears to have remained at Abbotsford till the ITth, and to hare 
had sCTetal sittings. (See Journoi, Tol. ii. pp. 367-389.) The bust became 
the property of Mr. George Combe, who charaoteristioally seems to haTe 
valued it more eipecially because it " forms the best record which now 
exists of the dimensions and relative proportions of the different patta of 
Sir Walter's head." See &oll Cea(ai«]r Couiojes, p. SL] 


•rinjf »U the oinmm»t»noei f ••• Vnl TV _ o1<.^ • 

^;h^t^"' ^""- ^^'•'^Kr.;''zrj 

th. in^ription f^W. mg/Z'T'^^^^, 
•wred on the pede.t«l "S.c SedS/t " '' ""* 

S.bM,.,„Urh.pJ^|i^r^'.'„°^.'!«','""«k' ■«"» of ,1,. N.„U. 
hta. bj Sir Wj4 «. XZ^^^K h. h J*. . °T»" ••" ""• «» 
.U «d .l,h. „, U.; Po,^,C^, Jl.^'?',,'"'" 7'r" °' 1-. No,. 

J«rUt.,,,lU..f.,^;3'- "'■'_"' 7f'° ^»°''°». •■"< . 
Mr. C«J.n l«l „j„u,^ b hi™ttitmrf'^o„u °;i" ** **" ''""• ""«'■ 

.« bought .td.. Co.^.bl.X^rt'J f.±nT'?*".°' ^-^''f 
•mM it to th. Ad,oc.t«' Lib™^ Lsl •"°«" OJI, who, i„ igjo, p,.. 

th. Britid, Ma«ia„. I- liTTL f, °' «'»^»<«* w« pDrehM.d te 

n.^ ui,^^™ .>.iA^t£isr:'if:s^:'T.r '^'^' "" 



I- Walikb akd Crarlbi Scott 

mm 10 uie few who knew him mlim»tely, ,nd whoie 
»d ««ar«y w.« w«mly «k„owl.dgia by J. Z ...LS 

Ixwy. "jumed hi. dutiw w » clerk in the Foreiim Office ami 

"^e Court o^"^ * '^™."'™'«' »i* • -P«cial mi«i„„ 
to the Court ol Peni., earned Charle. with Urn u- attache 

Jl mL™ ""t7' 'i'"*' H"..yonho«eback tCgh 
^»Mm„,w« tryiBg for hi. never robu.t frame, and h. 
"n^ an mflammatory di«rd.r whieh cut him oir at T» 

i^nlfcV .w 1."!;°'^ "• ^"^ 3""- Hi. U.t hour, had 
mry help that kindne.. and .kiU «,ald yield, f„, the Amb^ 

^ync»n Dr. George Jowph BeU (now abo gone), kad been 

«JltI^o,^»'l^,T " ^^^"^ - t= ™«k the world-wide 
wpntation of hi, father. By Sir John M'NeiU', care, a ,mjl 

■ tLooUi..t,ri.i,»to MI-EJp„ortI.,n,«™,b«j7 1841 «™. "I 

t:-:'LK. r,T/r.'^™t x.-^] .^sriis: 7.r. -^ 




Walter, who nioceeded to the baronetcy, proceeded to Ma- 
dras in 1839, as Lieutenant^olonel of the 15th HnsBars ; and 
nbsequently commanded that regiment* He was beloved and 
eeteemed in it by officers and men as much, I beliere, as any 
gentleman ever was in any corps of the British army ; and there 
was no officer of his raiUc who stood higher in the opinion of 
the heads of his profession. He had begun life with many advan* 
tages — a very handsome person, and great muscular strength, 
a sweet and even temper, and talents which, in the son of 
any father bnt his, would have been considered brilliant. His 
answers, when examined as a witness before a celebrated Court- 
Martial in Ireland in 1834, were indeed uniTenally admired : 
— whoever had known his father, recognized the head and the 
heart, and in his letters from India, especially his descriptions 
of scenery and sport, there occur many passages which, for 
picturesque effect and easy playful humor, would hare done no 
discredit even to his father's pen. Though neglectful of extra* 
professional studies in his earliei dajrs, he had in after-life read 
extensively, and made himself, in every sense of the term, an 
accomplished man. The library for the soldiers of his corps 
was founded by him : the care of it was a principal occupation 
of his later years. His only legacy out of his family was one 
of £100 to this library ; and his widow, well understanding 

them tliat east of mind and ssn'iiiiMiit which I would fain have thcin 
inherit from their mother." 

A few days later, Carlyle urite* to Loekhart : " If yon have yet ^ any 
certain inteUigenee abont poor Cbarlei Soott, may I claim of yon to let 
me ihare in it. If not yet, then a« eoon aa any does arriTe. I hare the 
livelieat impreaiion of that ffood honnt Scotch face and chanuter, thon^ 
never in oontaot with the yonn^ man bnt that once. Alaa, ao many histo- 
riea are tragediea ; omtlMT,mU hiatoiiea are I " — Lang's L\fe of Lock- 
hari, ToL iL pp. 185, 232.] 

^ [Writing to Laidlaw in the spring of 1843 regarding hie brother-in- 
law, Lockhut saya : " Sir Walter and his wife continae to hare perfect 
health in Indin. Some time ago he fancied he might be able to effect an 
exchange and come home, bnt ... he, for the present, has laid aside all 
thoughts of quitting the peat he holda. He had for a year the command 
of the regiment, and will, I trust, have it again soon. . . . Lately, he telli 
me, hearing that a Highland battalion was to paai abftnt fifty miles off 
from bis station, he rode that distance one day, and back Am next, merely 
to hear the skirl of the pipes I N'o doubt there would b« a jolly mess for 
Us reception besides — bnt I could not bnt be pleased with the touch of 
theanldmnn.'* — Lang's la/t tff Lo c lAart, voL ii p. 203.] 


"nen expenence checks this misirrowth it i. «r» »„ j -i 

le.h»l development. The great son, of great uZ, Ct 
■ilH in .tt..d«™ with my »"rS.^ • °? "' "^^ '•"' ""' 

l.«»h.„., written STdaybTorh^JSr " ™ """^ '"^ '"' 

l" th. ,„y^., thl.^^ h. ^^'"a.™"""' """ "-* '-«■«. 
ikh, not to Jmb, nnd .ierteJ hiZSf . ^' *" "°™ '«"''•' »«- 

«d Ubl, wh.^. ™ th™.ft 1^7 ": '"'^r' <«d«-««7 duir 
•b. Midrt th, «,™ 5 il !f :.T^ ' ""T ^-"^^ • Bko* in . „pd. 



been few. It m imi»l to >ee their progeny amiled >t thnmgh 
life for stilted pratenaion, or despised, at best pitied, for an in- 
active, inglorious hnmility. The shadow of the oak is broad, 
but noble plants seldom rise within that circle. It was fortu- 
nate for the sons of Scott that his day darkened in the morning 
of theirs. The sudden calamity anticipated the natural effect 
of obseryation and the collisions of society and business. All 
weak, unmanly folly was nipt in the bud, and soon withered to 
the root They were both remarkably modest men, but in nei- 
ther had the better stimulus of the blood been arrested. In as- 
pect and manners they were unlike each other : the elder tall 
and athletic, the model of a cavalier, with a generous frank- 
ness; the other slender and delicate of frame, in bearing, 
of a womanly genUeness and reeerve ; but in heart and mind 
none more akin. The affection of all the family, but especially 
perhaps of the brothers, for each other, kept to the end all the 
warmth of undivided childhood. When Charles died, and Wal- 
ter knew that he was left alone of all his father's house, he evi- 
dently began to droop in spirit It appeared to me from his 
letters that he thenceforth dreaded rather than desired a retam 
to Scotland and Abboteford. His only anxiety was that his 
regiment might be marched towards the Funjaub. 

n. The Dkkuidahts of Sib Waiter Scott. 

[In 1848 Lockhart wrote: "The only descendants of the 
Poet now alive aro my son, Walter Scott Lockhart (a lieutenant 
in the army), who, as his uncle's heir of entail, has lately 
received permission to assume the additional surname of Scott; 
and his sister, Charlotte Harriet Jane, nurried in August, 1847, 
to James Bobert Hope, Barrister, second son of the Ute Gen- 
eral, the Honorable Sir Alexander Hope, 6. C. B." 

Of Walter and Charlotte Lockhart as children, of theit 
beauty, intelligence, and charm, all who have written of them 
give the same testimony. And in the case of the sister, the 
promise of childhood was to he amply fulfilled. One of the 
very few published letters of Mra. Lockhart, written a few 
months bef oro her death, speaks of Walter, then in his eleventh 
year, as " a strong, robust boy, reading even Latin books with 


l»4d. "My boy u now as taU M I am • JTZj u 

fort to n,e, thouKhmr,; tl? ^^'^^ .""■ » 8"»t co-- 
learning."' 7^1 ulf/ T*'!' anient in hi. pursuit of 

worthy of ^ll^l.'r. "Sftte*^!"" ■"" '"■'^ 
when Walter waa to 1» .I,« ? ° '^ approaching 


Chrirt Chnrch and BaUM stov^ i,T^' v "■"* "» "*«' 
bri^. where he w..':^!^.^" ^^1^"' tar" 

preduition/Cfo te ^ iTln mr'T"'""'- "" 
tenant in the 16th I-Zr, Lrl J!^ ^ "" ' """" 
wa«be» knew no a^Zt. bdLS^t ^''*"'"' 'T'' "'^■ 
tbe bound, of «„,ity. aT ll. Z™ ^ '•'^""^ '" 1»" 
December 31, 18fl2Tii. tath^'J^" T^^ t"^ ^ 
onbapBT vear W.b„ "'""wrote. 1 his ha. been a mast 


«;^«. back to Ver«S:rtLr.:teri^ ^i^" 
H„ father ha.tened to him, but w„ too h.te Tie 1 „„ 
J-«. The yomig Uirf of Abbotrford, who, if he hJtuZ. 
would dM have inherited Maton-I^ckhart, i, buried inZ! 
Cemetery of Vermilles ^^ ""' 

I if?'' ^^' '/'"Mm, T«l ii p. 177. 
' iW. p. 20S. «- • i. 

• i*«. p. 178. 

• an. p. 867. 


the «ge of 38, he .Iready held an uiiriT»Ued poeitienM a pMli»- 
mentarv barrator, and had an exceedingly h»ge profemonal 
income. He became standing coonwl to nearly every railway 
company in the United Kingdom, and he may be «aid to have 
very largely helped to fix railway h»w. He had a commandmg 
and aim a most attractiTe presence, a manner at once graco- 
fnl and dignified, eitraordinary tact and great peTsuasiveness 
as a speaker. He was, Mr. Gladstone dedared, " the most 
winning person of his day." Ho was eamesUy interested in 
the Oxford Tiactarian movement, was a dose friend of New- 
man, and finally, in 1851, WM received into the Roman Catho- 
lic Church, his conversion being closely followed by that of his 
wife. , 

On the death of his brother-in-Uw, he assumed the name of 
Scott, and Abbotsford, of which he was ab-eady the tenant, pass- 
ing to his wife, it became for the rest of their Uves their princi- 
pal residence. NaturaUy the place had been somewhat neg- 
lected, and much restoration was needed. Some protecUon 
was afforded to the domestic privacy of the inmates by arrang. 
ing a new access to what had become the show rooms of the 
house, with their never ending procession of vUitors; the new 
south front was constructed, and a hirge wing, finished m 1868, 
was added for the special use of the family. This addition can 
be readUy distinguidied from Sir Walter's house, by the lighter 
color of the stone used in bttUding. In one of its apartmenU 
Lockhart's library is placed, and it contains a chapel At the 
same time great improvemento were made in tb - ijrounds ; the 
whole present arrangement of terraces and of the iiourtyard ga^ 
den was planned and carried out by Mr. Hop»Scott; the ave. 
nne was lengthened and a lodge built. 

Of Mrs. Hope.Scott her husband's Hographer writes, she 
was "very attractive, with a graceful figure, a sweet and «- 
pressive face, brown eyes of great brilliance, and a beautifiJly 
shaped head. ... A dearly cherished portrait of her at Ab- 
botsford shows dl that sweetness we should expect, yet it is at 

the same time full of character and decision She was ol 

a bright and cheerful nature, at first sight extremely open, but 
with that reserve which so often shows itself on further a -quMnt- 
ance, in minds of unusual thonghtfulness and depth. There 
was something especially interesting in her maimer— a mix- 


much of hi. correspondence, .n .id Ae^rJ^ ™«, """ "^ 
h«. h„,b.nd in aU his ha^iT o^rw^^^rf'T' *" 

n.onU« of failing ..^ngth, she die^(iu.tf2t imtinT 
tiwy-firstyear. She left three chUdren M.™' M •' v 
October 2, 1852, WalterMichae, SJ^2 IT" ':? 
Margwet Anne, bom September 17, iSs ^r *^^ ' "^ 
these won followed their mother t),. 1..K j V^ y°""«" °' 
ber 3, „d the Me WJteTSemSl S ""u' "" °~''"'- 
dren were buried in thet^t o^rM^^^^t's "^^t^f " 
bu^h,where fourteen year. Uter the hSd" i^Sef^: 

ried July 21, 1874, the Hon. jJ^ph Co^^bl"Sr:,^S 


E.7.f "''*' '"™ ^I"" "' 1««. I^™*-"*. 3d 
•• "■l*<«oo»oool«iwithSoottirf,l>irtol7.] ^^ ^ "^ 



Huy JoMphiiu, born June 6, 1876 ; muried September 21, 
1897, to Alexander Aagnetu Dmlgleiih. 
Winifred, bom Uarob 7, 1878, and died March 12, 1880. 
Jowsph Michael, bom May 26, 1880. 
Alice, bom October 9, 1881. 
Malcolm, bom October 22, 1883. 
Margaret, bom December 13, 1886. 
Herbert, bom March 14, 1891.] 

UL Chboitolooioal Lm or thx FuBUOATiom of 
Su Walieb Scott. 

For ySmOattmu l!«^«Kii«» (o Hum (Porti <« ttt pnctdini Volima, 
§tt lU occoavanyi'iif ImUi. Tki$ Lilt if i|f as jBMM;intMl«< oi a csa- 


1796 — (.Btat 26). 
Tranalationa tram the German of Burger: 'William 
and Helen, and The Wild Hunteman, etc., 

VoL I. pp. 216, 227, 232-236 

1799 — (28). 
Goetx von Berlidungen, a Tragedy, from toe German of 

Goethe, 8to H. 9-12 

The Hoiuw of Aipen, a Tragedy . 12-14 ; IIL 2 ; IX. 162 

BeUad of GlenflnUa H. 17 

The Etc of St John 18 

The Gray Brother 18 

The Fire King, from the German .... U 

1802 — (31). 
MnreTBELar of the Scottish Bobdib, Vole. L and 

ii n.66 

BaUad of Cadyow Caitle 64, 66 

1803 — (32). 
Mikstbslst of the Scottmh Boeder, VoL iii. . II. 88 
Reviews : of Sonthey's Amadis of Gaul .... 92 
Sibbald's Chronicle of Scottish Poetry ... 92 


Oodwin't Lift of Cluiioa' 
Enu't Aneient Engliih Pottrr 
Life ud Work, of CluUtwtoii 


. 93 

1804— (33). 


1806— (34). 
Tra Lit or THK Lux Miottml, 4to 
Bennr..- of Todd'. Edition of Spenir . ' 

Godwin'. Fleetwood . 

Beport conoenung Onian 

Johne.'. Trandstion of Froinart 

^lonel Tliornton'. Sporting Toup . ' . ' 
Work, on Cookeiy 
Song, The Btrd't Ino»nt»tion . 

. 189 

1806 — (33). 

"y*?!!- '^5^'^''^'*™'"^Tnu»Ution, . mi 

Selection, of Metrical Romance. ■ ui. 1 

The Miurie. of Hmnan Life I 

Bailum Ain> Ltmoai, Pnscia, 8n . ' . ' ' I 

. . r^U^o^r^'' "" «-P-^Hodg«,n-.Men.oi,.; ^ 

1808 — (37). 
Hutwoir, 4to . 

Uptain George Carleton'. Memoir., 8to 

Sir Bobert Quy, Earl of Momnonth'., Memoi«, 8vo . 

1809 — (38). 

S' in mT" " '^™' '' '"^ **" (~»- 

Southey-. Chronicle of the Cid ' 7~ 

R""*"-jr'. CuiM of Kehama ' ' ' iai 




B»Ttowol8lT John Cur't Tour in SMtbad . .111.127 
8u Baiph Sadlu'* Lira, Lrism, abd SnxrwrVi^ 
Fisa, 3 Tob. 4to l* 

1810 — (39). 
En^idi Uinrtrdar, 3 vdt. 13nio ... ni. 166 

Thb Ladt of ih» Luu, 4to . " . ' iS? 
HiM SewMd'i LU* »od PoeticU Worki, 3 Toll, port 8to 206 
£aut7 on ScoMiih Jodiotiin ^'^ 

1811— (40). 
Tmoa OF Do» BoraBnx, 4to . HL 218 

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■fjj^'^f*' "'"'^ «, ix. 14. 

A Jrll. • • P"'""!""!, 't ISO, 197. 

AOboWord, ongiii of nune, Hi. 233 • 

*; •dditioiul 
— -- -—B-', "I i T. 108, 175 ; ,i 

pl<w for, 261; 

'•! to. It. 1, 

I l>onght,67; 

■~,.'r' 'i:*' '">• 208 i boildiiv M. 
»• "4 i Toft(i,M pud^i^S^re"; 

ptam for houw, Ifti, 219 ; Abbots 

S^l; 218,,224j "lMi«M" 
of , .m ; " wMmiag " of, 292 i ho». 
g^yat, rt UmS ; ,«. 213-21?, 
HewT«M'iD,y,t,,- 14;Soo«'. 

M fto'' ' ^t^ty •», 91, 94- 
90, 1.72; •SonJ,, ,t, 138-141: 
•™mnj, 178; AbboWord Hmt, 

1^ ; new baUdingi U, 288 ; altiiri 
•Hon m, HI. 12; fgniabiiv of 
71, 74-76, 70^; nTnS 177 ■ ' 
mnbamosl oontrirucM aDd U- 
iDnnastion .t, 104-106; court- 
prd cf, 110, 113; fortb., pU,„ 
Jot, 110 ; haUto of Itt. «^ 13J; i„. 
toiior 0* tk. laU, 147-ia ; Soii°. 
la^.'^h.^^ ' •*!•■ ooMrib- 
JSl '%},** i oomplotloB of , 208 ; 
«pt IMl'i aoociiiit of, 209; in 
m^ •*, 218; Scott-i ikui ii 
?j~H'°tr «'».l«d aboot, 217- 
XIV ,_aaiM« at. Id hoBOT of Soott's 

«»>, 224 J sel(bboriiii oowitrj uid 
rat to o^uDo. ilTWiity, 229, 
290; ooallioated ftv of '"Tha 
Mote of tb« roportod riot St, 236 ■ 
■""r^rtUMMiit of, 246 : pood 
•*• 5S^«* »i* iiib«WtMrt.,S58 ; 
•oaditk. ia 1826, 280-290; i»i 
"'and trom a deaot, 281 : ap. 
("•Ob to tba linae, 882; tC 

kojw UmU, 288-290; tlu ball. 
■MO; tho nullw aimorr, 286:' 
<Uaiae aad otkw noma, ^7, 288 i 
tko aiiMiM^ 288-290 ; banatod b^ 
*«»««•, Tiil. 91, 92, 288, 269i 
Jo atodf at, it 102; poadbUiti.; 
« appanboaa in tb« baU at, 103 : 
Jlneon Victoria'! Tiait to, 181 n. ! 
dM-jton. at, t«rt OB, t 67 and a. 

Aborbrotboek, W. 127, 

Abmvom, Anne Jane, Marcbionflca 

of,ia8,ndn., 7 SSrS 

to. nboM Lockbart, ri. 163 n.; 

ahoM Tbomaa S««'. fa„,u,, .^i. 

2h. Is' *'^' Bj™. IMn. jibont 

t^S^l^iT' "* '-"^ 

A^room, lUrqaia of, iii. 7, 10. 41 . 

Scott'a Tiait to, ir. 64. 
Aberorombic, Dr., one of Scott'a 

pbjiiciana,Tiii234; 1.10,12,28, 

■*';;™?°''^^. 0««?1!« (Lord Ab«^ 
onanbj), his iatiibacy witb Scott, 

?J«M«OT, »iii. 99; iaritoaSc^ to 
^noOT to meet Lord Melrill,, 288. 
AbernrambT. Sir Balpb, I 193. 
Abordeea, ir. 127, iST 
Abetdaen AdTocatas, Tiii. 220 
Abematbyjronnd tower of, tI 202. 

f^ ^ "»^ ■"'.'» pr»eeoto 
Sjott wbUe in London, rtii 806; 
V i?°jjS* »'*''»• pri'stelT paid 

Til ®' ?^"» • l-iOT i» 
the Honao of Commona, U. 172. 

fei'l- *';"»^. MotOT o< 

28, 70, 81, 82 ; anaodota of, 96. 

Adam, »mor<hnana Sir nadaiick. 



■on of the CUtf CommiiiioMri 
T. 46; Tili. 297 i hii raw on th« 
Onek WW, TiU. 2»9 1 help* a. a 
OorioD, ii. 144; liotd Hiiih Com- 
niMioner in tha looias IkIaimIi, 
1. 119, 128. _ . . ^ 

Adun, ladj, wifa of Sb riMbmk, 

viiL 297. 
Adun, Riflit Hon. Wm., Loid CkUt 
CommiMiooflr, ii. 99 n. ; invitM 
Soott to dine with the Prinoe Re* 
gent, ». 34, 38 ; number of Com- 
miaion to diaeorer Renlia of 
Sootbnd, 208; .npotated Pred- 
dent of the Conit for Jnr; Trial u 
CiTil Ciae* ri. 191 i hie aeeonnt 
of the BInii-Adnm aob, 194, 193 ; 
hie oherneter, viiL lfi2 ; vleited by 
Scott, 281. . , „,. 

Adune, John, Adjutant of the Edin- 
bnnrh Light Botee, i. 239 ; iii. 12 n. 
Adeldii Theatre, The Pilot given at, 

AdminltT, Lorde of the, retnm 

Soott'e flag. Til 285. 
Adolphne, tlohn Leyoeiter, hie Let- 

teie to Heller quoted, «. 190, 

270-286; note on, 267; oontente 

of Lottere, 268 ; Soott'e remeike 

on, 286; visita Abbotaford, vii. 

181 ; bia opinion of Seott, 132 ; 

deaoibea life at Abbotafoid, 186 ; 

deacribee Seott'a life and habiti in 

Tim, ii. 99-105; in 1830, 270- 

274; in 1831, 1. 69-71. 
Adolphna, John (father of J. L.), bia 

wide information, is. 175 and n. 
Age and jooth, in. 46, 48, 49, 51, 52. 
Ase, old, not oonddered a blaeaing 

by Soott, T. 200, 282; iz.U,a. 
Agrienltnta, in Shetland, iT. 131-188, 
".18-140; in Orkney, 179, 180. 
AiUn, Dr. Arthur, ih. 20 n. 
Ainalia, Robert, i. 156. 
Ainaworth, William Harriaon, h» 
notel. Sir John ChlTarton, ii. 4 

Akenaida, Mark, dMiriptioB of a 

Albnme, a Society for Ae Snjyija- 

aian of , sronoaed by Scott, Tm. 82. 
Albyn Club, the, riu. 202. 
AldibocontiphcMCoplioniio, Soott a 

oiAname for Jamae Ballantyne, 

iii. 82. 
Ala-houaaa, hwrnful, t. 178, 17«. 

Alaiander II. of Scotland, pUoe o( 

hie death, iT. 225. 
Alaaander 111. of Scotland, Nor- 
iuTadara defi^^Atad by, It. 



Alexander, Ciar, qnoatioBa 
about hie military aarriee, *. w 

Alexander, William, Earl of Stirling, 
one of Soott'a anceetora, t 52. 

Alexander, Sir WUliam, Load Chief- 
Baron, ir. 98 ; ix. 174 ; x. 99, 101. 

Allan, William, B. A, ir. 251 ; Soott 
wialiee liia portrait painted by, tL 
86; three of hie pietnrea raffled 
for, 86, 37 ; picture of the murder 
of Arcbbiahop Sharp, 87, 88 ; of 
Soott'a oldeet aon, rii. 7, 289; 
Scott'a opinion of, 10 ; viaita All- 
botaford, X. 78; bia drawinga, oj 
Abbotaford, 157; hie death, 157 
n. ; hie portrailn of Soott, 157 n., 
AUan'e life of Scott cited, i. 119. 
Allanton, exouraione to, rii. 140, 144 ; 

AUMley, the aeat of Sir Darid 

Brewater, ix. 222. 
Almaeka, a atnpid norel, li. 60. 
Alnwick, the aeat of the Duke of 

Northnmborland, ix. 123. 
AlTanley, Anne, Lady, Lettare of 
Scott to, IT. 2, a ; ontertaine Scott 
in Parte, t. 63; liar funeral, Thi 
258 n. . ,„ 

AlTanley, Lord, bia witii. 176. 
Amelia, Prinoeea, iii. 200. 
America, war with. It. 233; t. 15. 
Americaa pnTateeia, it. 288. 
Ameriaaa tonriata at Abbotaford, t. 
SSfI,288:Tl31. , , „ .^ . 
Amenoana: youni lady In New York 
aenda Soott a IIS. tragedy, t. 284 ; 
Uaaaaehnaetta dame calla her farm 
SaaSe'a Hope," Tii. 163,164; 
gcott'e commanta on their man- 
nera, 166, 175 ; make diaturlianoe 
at the AdelpU Theatre, ix. 10. 
Andereon, Mr., of Riapan, antertaim 

Scott, iT. 182, 188, 189. 
Angleaaa, Marqula of , a flue hone- 
man, Ti. 258. 
Anne of Ooieratahi, under way, ix. 
193; progreaa m, 208; rtyd i»d 
avproTed by peieeoa at Abbota- 
by BaUantyna, 228; 



fal fedbf, 241 ; origiul iuoa- 

ampt of, .t Abbotrfonl, 1 189 n, 

4™av, Jmm., Lite rf, T. 26 n., 

^STl^*^' '^'"^ '^ 
A^rtrn^, Mr., Kiiv'i ooanwl in 

4-ta.^r. Philip, bi. «,„;iS 

UM irith llii father, ix. 93. 
AMtrather, pictin b, Reebon «, 

^l^T*"" *"**"■ *"'«T°'> '• 

T7 1 pnbluhed, 98 ; meeeee of, 104 ; 
liOoUurt'iooiamenta on, 105-107 
Anliqaity, inauenee of, It. 27-30. 

S^a^ '"''''• "^ ''""'■ *^''' 

^tS.'ffl^l^ BdiBboigh turn tob- 

Arbroath, if. 127. ' 

AAatbiiot, Sir WilliMi, meetiiv on 

Oe Oilbolio Qneetion >t bie honee 
is. 229. 

A^»M»ia, ,oollegemeodot.of, 

Arfjn, -le Honoimbla Citberiiie, x. 
148 and n. 

Ardnamnnhai^ old eutle on, eallad 

Kingsrr, ir. 216. 
Aiple Swne, ii. 114. 

bar, ii. 122 i her life and talento 

aoott a that ha doaa not neofniia. 
176 n. 

t™*SJ«..I«,f*: 1'. "3 and n., 180. 
Arniajh, Arehbiahop of (Hon. Wil- 

bam Stnart), death of, rii. 29. 
^!"' "if- ** A'>'»<«»»'d. >T. 68, 

Anna, Sootfa, Ti. 87. 
Miaton, Caalla of, Ix. 166. 
*™n, iaia of, It. 233, 234. 
Artm'a SM>t, tradition of, U. 82. 
Ai Ton Like It, the fiiat pUt mn 

bTSoott,LI8,72. ' 

A««iel, leaaed bySoott, IL 128: 

•Mnptkai of, 129, ijOj g^\ 



•torn afclTOi ford «t 170 i,ia. 
flnJ remoral tnm. It. I, 2, 4: 
aondition of, hi 1826, Tiii. 241 
Sr^ ,^' ■A''"*'""* anJU. 
^t,T. niandn.,230iTi46t 

Altaindora <tf 1718 and 1748, Seott'a 
J*>w of the roTereal of, rt!64- 

Aoobendhmy, Haekemie'B »iUa at 

Uaa>ade, ii. 5. 
AoeUndrana, or, The Ajrahira 

AnoWnleok, Lord, .neodoto of, m. 

am'lSft'"'"'^ with Dr. John- 
Andnbon, John Jamea, hia apnaai^ 

anoe, ix.48n.ihia,orkai5n5fa; 

* 1 2S!°Wl^'°' ^°°'^ *•*• 

Anld Robin Gray, hiatory of tha 

aonj, Tii. 226-228. 
Anateo, Jane, Soott'a opmion of. 

Til. 3 and n. ; Tiii. 221. 
AnUiOT and boolnellera, relationa 

°f;Sj*' "• >9Mt. 26!T.16r 

TU. 220; Tiii. 133.- 

Baillie, Agnea, I. 56 n. 

BaUUft CharU,, „,.rtea Anno Seolt 
(of Harden), a. 125. 

"^I ■''r». <»^ Play, on th. 
Paaeiona,U.60; ui. 201 1 her giat 
unpreaaion of Soolt, u. 214 j Tinta 
aoott in XdinborKh, iii. 64; The 

Bdinbni^ Theatre, 147, 168- 

«M,&8i8oott'. praiKiofSSi 
240; fonndation of The FamSv 
Legend, IT. 210; die pUy pr,. 
aanted bl London, t. 32: O,*- 
Twtad, 137; adn Scott for " 
P"". T". 1 i ha >ritaa MaednlTe 
Croaa for her, 13 i eanda Scott tba 
fS i'^'o"* " '" written, 
12.3 ; InTitae Scott to breaMaat, i^ 
171; later yeaia and death, a. 
66n. Letter to Soottjiii 2.3771,01. 
»<ja from Scott, iii. 60, 76, 148, 

«». 263 ; iT. 38, 44, 86, 98; t 



68,77, lOtjTl. 9,12, M6 1^8, 
1», 14», 187, ie»;TUi.41. 
BaiUia, Dr. M>Hl»w, U. 315) at- 
tends Dnka of Buoelaoeh, tL 12 ; 
UlBCM oi. Til 128, 130 i dMth, 

1«. ^*^ . , an 

BiiUto, Hi., of Jemiwood, b. 271 i 


Bftinbridin, Qwwffe, bnyi GaitoD- 
■ide, ni. 184. 

Baiid, Sii D«»id, Ti. 219, 236. 

Buld. R«». D'.. PiiBoipiJ "* «»• 
Uoivflnity of EdiDbulgh, Scott 
writea to, about the Scotob PaJm- 
odj, i«. 242 D. i It Soott'a f oBoid, 

" Balaam " defined, TiU. 2SU. 

Balcaakie, in prooeaa of lestorati'on, 

BalebriitT.tlie ban of, ii. 203-206. 
Baliol, Mrs- Kethune, in Cbromolea 

of the Canongate, drawn from 

Mr^ Mnrtaj Keith, ii. 127. 
Ballad Poetry, Scott'a eiaaTa on, L 

216 i ix. 263 1 qnoted, U. 63. 
Ballada, Scott'a early collection of, 

L 106. 
Ballade and Lyrical Piecea, Scott i, 

pnbliahed, iii. 1. 
Bidlantyne, Alexander, ▼. 1«* B.; 

loana Scott £600, Tiii. 264. 
Ballantyne, Jamea, lint aoqnaint- 

uicc .itb Scott, i. 100 ;•«»«;• 

from bia Memoimnda, 100, 101, 
138,230; ii. 88, 82, 167, 184 jt. 
21-23, 37, 38, 66 ! Ti. 64 i Thi. 
135, 173 1 renCTral of acqnainttnce 
iriib Scott, 1. 138, 332 ; oaUbliabea 
the KeliO Mail, 231; bia appre- 
ciation of Soott'a early TCraea, ll. 
29 i_prhita the Apology for Talea 
of 'Tenor, 80 ; rcmoToa to Bdin- 
Imnih, 82,88 i cboaan by Scott aa 
a critic, 188 ; Scott forma partaer. 
ahip Trith, 167, 161; iUneea rf, 
21(Si doaoribed by Leyden, id. 
81; Scott'a nickname fW "i 
164 n.; partner in Jolui Ballui- 
trne & cSm 106; thcatnoal crWc, 
162; memorandnm abont Tba 
Lady of the Uto, 184^86^ 
tel abont WaTcriey, >0« i '«™ 
Rokeby, It. SO ; Ua habto, 66; 
UttJr to Maria Bdgeirortb m be- 
half of the Anthor of WaTcricy, 
262 ; criticisea The Field of Water- 

loo, T. 72-76; __ , ■ 

neaa, 106; in the ccMroreny 
ore? The Black Dwarf, 111-116; 
his home and piiTalc life, 266 ; 
dinnm at his honai, 268-268; ca 
The Bride of Ummermoor, Ti 
64; the Eail of Bncbaa, 68, 67 ; 
deacribca coronation of Gcoice 
IV., 254 ; paper on Byron written 
for,TlL166andn.; printsMalda's 
epitaph, 202; his aUases, 206n.; 
cbnenlution trith Scutt and Con- 
etablo about the UtUr^^J~t 
pntdicaUon acheme, 270-273 ; 
Soott'a bnaineaa connection with, 
Tiii. 66 ; a man of taatc, but not 
of buaineee abUity, 60 ; more of a 
reader than a publiaher, 70; hie 
looae financiering with Conatable, 
76 ; bia behSTior m dilBanlty, 124 ; 
hia atatement about Soott'a be- 
harior in the financial crash, 136, 

173 ; takee measnies to atop butt- 
nea, 149 ; disappioTee of Darjc- 
iroil, 169; total liabilitica of bus 
^blishment, 182 ; approTca of 
Woodstock, 200 ; entertaina Scott 
in Edinburgh during bis wife's 
iUncM, 263; his propel- condnet 
in the financial diasster, 271 ; re- 
nionatratea on the careleMieaa of 
Scott'a work in the Napoleon, 299 ; 
alaimed oyer Scott'a Beply to 
Goorgaud,U.108; Scotrtloyalty 
to, IM ; biaaa hia irife, 228 ; cn- 
demns .Anne of Geicrstein, 228; 
Scott'a impatience with, 238; 
Tiaita Pieatonpana irith Scott, 284- 
206 ; criticisea Count Robert, z. 
4, 8, 60 ; diamayed by letter tnan 
Scott, 12; job- Cad^ '■.'^ 
to tMliaIn Scott, 16, 16; la* 
neetinK with Scott, 69 ; death cf , 
181. Lettera to Scott, U. 60 ; in. 
208; a. 166, 241. Lettcie fcros 
Scott, ii. 83, 81, 168; UL 8, 231; 
^, 60,'67;t. 201 ^Si^l 
264; Tiii. 271; li. 156, 168 ; i. 7. 
Ballantyue, Mia. Jamaa, t. 258. 
Ballantyne, John, his fiitt acquaint- 
ance with Scott,!. 100; early bori- 
neaa eiperienoe, lit 80 ; wnUa 
The Widow'a Lodgbga, 80 «. ; 
becomee a dark at the Ballas- 
tyne press. 81 ; Scott'a nicknsnul 
for, 82, 154n.;T. 161; firm of 

"»ii» with John MmETTm? 

«»4iti0M, i,, SIMwTiri^,?*" 

ill Jooomo, ' T. 229 n. ; hi, 

S2; • ^?"" •• Soo«'« nnanni 
Ml;h.Jth fail^ 198ihi.\Su 

2*2; UMdote of, 243i hi, oiS 


^ST*' ?"S ^■•. f«4-t«r«l Th, 


* cwl*" Tk;. "i'h-m of WilliMi 
U«rk, Ti. 18 and n -«•" 

BWTOigton Shntj, Bidiop of D^ 

™*r^, Mr., on. of Jmm fii 

Bstbunt, Earl, tI. 135. I, too m 


B~«6rart Homo, Northnnib.rl««l, 

BmoUmi Abbey, Til 109. 
B«im»n^Si,a,j^,„^ of, 
11.47; htadMth, 68. ' 

B~OT^«i«lof, ir. 15. 

h.iie'J!^^' *'*°' "* '^"'""^ 
B^bta^ WilB«„, „„ri„ ^_ J, ^ 


aui'£!!Li?*°^' '■MKriboJ of 
b^uS^°°^ of SooMdi Portry, 

™-S0; hm interatt In, 99. 100 . 
potmMof, it 68. ' ' 

S?>^J^' 1«»« to . p«tT 

"^ ■™».'>*>».. Tk» ooc«non of 

a^S'i.'v I*"*' ^""^^ «° l^ 

^' .?" Ch«l«, Lit,, fron 
torth.bMU.of Wntml^ 

BollMi- J™; rtory rf i,, ^ 

fOThMM, Tiii 168. ^ 

i^ll. John, Mjpon, fnnudim 8oott 


Bdl-Rook lighthoni., ir. m. 
B«l»oir, VJ, of J, .24 

BemMUd., Scott', htt ,idt to, .. 71, 

B«nti.y,Mi» S« Smith, Smh 
«MJ»Mwin^Mioi.„, city „f, w. 221. 
WnnfOTi, Sir John, u th. Dnrhun 

i»o.ption to Wdlington, ii. in 
«"»«", Liond, tttrnpti to dtfmd 



tlM amn in IhMm'i apltiipk, tU. 
Bwiudotte, UtiOai, Knit Soott 
Baouwta p«pei», ix. 74. 

Bwri, Dwhaa of, deMnbaa, ii. W, 

Bnwiok, B«. M., W. Ill n. 
B«<rick, nilnad (rom, to Kebo, 

Seott'l iiUlMt iih Til. 223, an, 

Botkoll, Dr., Biahop of Ol o Bcirti r , 

U. 123 n. . . ^ 

BMothod, Tho, prlitod md wi*- 

hdd, tU. 274, 27S i pablMud, 219. 
Bibb, Soott Fuail;, fiuoiiptioDi in, 

1.283i U.4: lil72n. 
Bible, Soott'a own, formoz^r Ui mo- 

ther'B, Ti. 126. ■ 

"Biokon," loboolbo; B^U, L 8S- 

Biggv, Soott'i rcooption at, on bio 

•souraioa to Donglaadala, X. 61. 
Blndlay, Jamas, the oollootor, iL 200. 
Bingfield. Willum, TniTela, eto.,of, 

T. 8 and n. 
Bionapby, Soott's ida> of, iL 64. 
BiaEo».Aiio1dand, ir. IS. 
Biiami, n. Death of, 1. 111-114. 
Blaok, Dr, 

BhakiDr.! of Edinbturib, L 12, 216. 
Blnok, HaaaiB. A. « 07, pnUijhoia, 

pnnjliaae oopyiigbts in 18ol, x. 

180 n. 


Black Dwarf, Tbe, t. 112, 130; 

Blaekwood'a ozitioinna of, 118, 

Bbok Hnaaaia of Utantme, t. 114. 
Blaokbnm, Jobn, befriends Daniel 

Soott, ii. 127, 102, 104; iiL 134, 

BlaeUumse, tbe fann of tbe Lald^ 

laws, ii. 41, 42, 186. 
BlaoUook, Bar. Dr., die Mind poet, 

Blnekwood, WUliam, tbe pnUldbei, 

T. 110, 112 ; snnests ohanns In 

The Blsok Dwarf, llS-ll^iaOi 

ataxia liis macasine, 168 ; " Ebony," 

bis (tesignntaon in tfa* r"C"*"*i 

Blackwood's llaftasine, estaUlahod, 

T. 168; iu snoooes, 204; printn 

the "Cbaldee MS./* 220 n., 221 

>. i Soott isriswa Mn. Shdler'a 

Fnmkonaleln b, «14, M9i aJso 
Ooninnd's NamUTO, tI 4 ! end 
Tbe Omen, tUL 280; edited fora 
time b; Mr. Flincle, in. 11 n. 
Bhdnd, the wella A 1. 17. 
Blab, ReT. Dr. Hnfh, of Miasil- 

bnrgh School, L 24 n. 
BUir, Bickt Hen. Robert, of Aron- 

toiu, death of, ill. 216. 
BharTColond, n. 181, 182; idMa 
an aaeodote of Waterloo, in. 225. 
Bhir, Mil., her dmwinga of Indian 

bnlldlnis, in. 226, 22«: 
Blair-Adam, tin improTomoBt nnder 
oaiefnl mnnajament, tB. ^i 
Scott's rislt to, in Ajrnst, 1^, 
287,206; in Jnne, IW, in. 268. 
Blair-Adnm Clnb, formntionof, m 
192;nmcetiegof,103; WUliam 
Adam'a aoconnt of, 104, 106 ; at 
Carleton, ii. 03. 
Blsir-Dmmmond, the neidenee of 

Lord Kaimea, I. 04. 
Blska,Riiht Hon. Anthony, TiiL IS, 

BUkcncT, Mr., tutor to the Dnke cf 
Bnedench, Tii. 110, HI, 182, 166. 
BlameT, tbe giorea of, eseoision to, 
»iii. 88. „ 

Blora, Mr., •nbiteot, t. 122 ; i. 87. 
BMcher, neld Mnidinl, Us intcrHt 
in Scott, T. 61 ; anecdote of , 62, ea 
Blnwown, anaodote of a, 1 167. 
Blythiwood park, ix. 114. 
Bcnden'a LUs of Kemble, Seott'l 

Body and mind, lUi. 220, 221. 
Body-Onard of Scotland, nnifonii of, 

wombyScottntNapIee,!. 110 
Boiaido, Scott's famillnrity with, u. 

88, 106; X. 187. 
Baldaide, f catiTal at, tL 183, 184. 
Boltain, John, liiL 37. 
Bdton, Hr., of Birmingham, anK- 

lotool,^203. ,^ 

Bonnie Dnndee, Tii. 186; Tin. 128. 
Booksenera. SceAilhan. 
Bolder Antiqniliee, Scott's Inlro- 

dvction for, t. 178. 
Boms, Scott's Tiewi in ngardto,». 

20e;TiL26e: rULOl. 
Boqrin, Osar, Us swoid, 1. 130. 
Borgo, Porno di, Bnsrian minister is 
FSiIs, funbhes Soott with ma. 
terld tor Us Ufe of BnonsMili, 
Till 806 ; calls npca Scott, U. 

Bonrall, Jmm, tkt bionnlHr 
BomU, Jmm„ wMij «» of u» 

BoogitM, jfortlumptoiidiir^ -ri. 61 


aoiirbm,, pTMMot of tlwir nm^ 

"?« U"g« 0* PnuKw, ix. 22 ; thd, 
•kwBw M St Cloud, 24 , cUu. 
^^ eiiwlW, conw. to Kdi»baS" 

B^|^»to. J£jdemoi«ll., . PMnch 

Abbotvford, ix. 277 
"JJ^m Moor, Itgud of, lU. 181, 

^«r, JAimi,, T. 188. 

MjMttlMhoW U, 193; „^ 

It ll'u'- *? """k*"* loy- 
utj to Ui onditon, ii. 174. nil 


r 1.1' . ■ ^i »«MMnd, 40- 

att fa, of the KmniM Dow—m, 

Bridaof LuuMniioor TIm « QflK 

piotim by ^uii^ AUmTVL OT 

BntUh Port!, Mw wUtioa of iii. 
Po«rf^bjS««t, U. leSTftJ ' "^ 

Soott to, U. 46 n. ^^ 

g«»<B<* CmU,, i,. 284 


fn^in, nnnd tonr of, H KB. 
«^J, "» We of, It. 187, 188, 147, 

fWwrf""!, Tffl. 298 ; OH otkfa 

g™"" uatle. It. 284 


«-^ with thrioSTiLS; 
•-™— '-1 s«ttt to w.25Err: 

«™^ B.", ««dot« of, T. 

°2i!m2.''"" ■*''™*'' »• tt. It. 

i»rt,L 117; tri.. tojmwtS 
"Idea, W»lt»r, a 128 B. 


BrrdoM, I>i«ridl, MMdot* »(. >• 83. 
BuoeUnell, Bannr, tUld Dijk* M. 


,.,ii„„., of, d.' 8 ; mi Ua l>- 
flauM* to malnSeott 8h*ffiff a< 
SdUrtaUn, 81 ; ud CbA ol 
8mIo>, M>! 4M«k <il, UL aW, 
BMolnek, auilM, Ibvilli Dab of, 
U. 31, 41 1 It. 24, tS; Seott aiiki 
fo> (unMN, It. OS, 10: mjM 
Seott alioot tin luiMtMUr, 72 ; 
Soott'i bttoi to, la Tnat, 338; 
•Ml JusH Hon, 2fil; t. IW; 
afntagea footballiBateii at C vtar- 
ku?, T. 81, 64-e8i aad a faatl- 
Tdit BowhUl, IBS ; Seott'l bond 
diael>aig«l,a06; iiMtaBontot 
tko Diat tiaia, IM; dnUaina 
kialtli, tL 1-8, 12 ; daath o<, ST, 
Be ; Soott'i fbadaoia tor, tIU. 2W. 
Lotton to, It. 238, 241, 248; r. 4», 
88, 142, 143, 114, 1«C, 2(e, 208 i Ti 

Baodaaofc, Waltar Fiaaoia, ittk 
Dnko of, Ti. D9, 144; "ttmi 
hob" to tko family aaUtaa, 210, 
219, 210 n. i a dilioato ekild, 288 ; 
Soott'i fMliac Titk n«id to ait- 
tlmr for a portrait for, vii. 8; 
«idi rofard to Ua adaoatioa, 10; 
l a t a raatod ia rapaiia at Malioaa, 
aS; Ui adaoatioa. 111, 112, 188, 
186, ISO; Ua Uarinc and talnrta, 
TtU. sue and a., 311(1; fnianted 
vith a pair of omaa by Soott, ii. 
118 n.; oaoof tkaipaakoriatSoott 
momorial maotiat in Edinbaigb, 
I. 186. , „ 

Baoolonoh, Dnolioia ol (oaiUn 
ConntM of Dalkaitk), aaka Soott 
to nito a ballad about flUpin 
Honor, ii. IS, 144, 148; latter 
from Seott, ia 349; doatb 
aas and a., 231, 241, 248 ; bn'iid 
at BooghtoD, T. 61 a. 

Bnooleaon and Honmootb, Aane, 
Dnobeaa of, i. 8. 

Baobau, Dnid, Eatl of, L 183 n., 
163, 1B4 ; aliaord eondoet of, ri. 
06, 01 ! Ua death, ii. 236 ; bia ea- 
reer, 286, 2S1 ; aaily kindaaia to 
!■ -it,231. 

Bnofaan, Jamaa, L 23, 19 a. 

Bnehanaa, Hootoc Maodonald, u. 
218; iiL 129, 130, 181 ; aeoompa- 
niaa Soott on oioarrioo to tba 

Lonnoi aad Glaamv, t. IIS 1 1^ 
orot Ubarallty ^Th. 131, 182. 

laehaaaa, laird of CanbaanHia, I. 

Baohaaaa, Ul> HaodeMdd, TiU. 84 

Ballar of Baohan, Tka, W. 138. 

BaUook, Ownta, t. 122, 194, 196, 
230; ri 46, A; eolnaldaaoaof Ua 
doatk, T. 383, 336. 

Balwar (Edward Balwer Lytloa), 
Soott'i oariy aotieo of, U. 203 a. 

Banbiry, print by, 1. 120, 122. 

Baonaparto, Napolooa, Ua atotley 
army, IIL 89 ; in Spaia, 106, 109, 
119 ; tka oanipai(n ia Roiala, It. 
83 : a " deapicata gambler," 94 ; 
kk abdloation, 106 ; at Watorko, 
T. 63, 68 ; proper pnnlabniaat for, 
lOeTfcorriUa^tb of, rilL 208 ; 
kle eondnet toward finpreea Maria 
Loaiaa, 218 i tyranay of, eioaed, 
ii. 219, 28a 
Baoaaparto, Soott'a Ufa of, Goeike 
OB, T. 89; ix. 81, 88; origin of 
tka piopcdtion for, rii. 214 ; pio- 
greea oa, 219, 380; dradgary la 
r<a praparation, riiL 46-48; goaa 

forward, 61 ; boaad to bo inper. 
Idal, 121 i atlampt of Conetablo 
toelaimlt,26S,a16; tUtdrolnme 
Sniakad, 718; foartk Tolama fla- 
iaked, 293 ; fear tka< it will rr-*- 

lorea' rolamea, 800 ; »~ 

witk material for, la. 11, 12 : plaoa 
for tbe repriatiag of, in Tnnn, 
28; pngraaaoB,16,16; may die- 
pleaaa tko intraa like Croker, 71 ; 
drawB to a eloae, 82 ; Ua leagth, 
and timoepentinoompoaition, 87; 
general feeling in regard to, 88, 
89 ; price it troagkt, 89; Seott 
aware of ita iaaooaraoiea, 99; 
qottrrat orer tka atatamenta ia it 
aboat Oonigand, 106-114 ; decid- 
ed tkat It waa Soott'a property, 
188 ; early reprint of, 163. 

Bnrdett, Sir Ftanola, iii. 141 aada. 

BUrger'a Leaoro, tranilated by Wd- 
liam Taybr, 1. 216, 222 ; aad by 
Seott, 211, 222, 221,230, 232- 

Bnrke, Edmnnd, and bia ion, la- 
183 ; on tko Frenob Berolntioa, a- 

Barka and Ban, the Watt Port 

«*»<^ i» aia, 218, MO, Ml, 

Byirfoot,!,. lat 

B- «1» po.t, I. 73-77. ^^ "■ 

CWlotto C«,pb,Il); ii. - 5^ 

ftootcH B.™,,^ Ui. 131, 132, 

aaotMl 947- •' '^' to Moore 
J- 22 i u inUutor of Soott, !B ■ 



CooWi,, 1,. 265. ' " 

IJ» Udy of th. L^., ^i.°7,? 
on thi. biiaiiMM affaui of i„h.' 

kh MooMt of Coo.tobl,'. b„.ii 



kZ ^7 Byron. i02, 103; pro- 

wottod In oonMoaon with it 247 
plexity oT,r Count Riw i^I 


Pootiori wotlii, 59 72- .IT J 



Cwthon, Mr., of ComwiUl, il loa 
Calau, Scott'. .m,j atii. ViTl^ 

CuU^ *■'• "f. '■" "'"■■"Joom.TSl 



ntMij, vL Tl, 76 1 uwiJaltikh 
rfMt.ol,»Ui. 188. 
Cambiumoiv, th* iwC « Baon ■ 
{ BuluMU, Ll>»,9(»l UL 

CuDV, Soott'i ball-tnrUir, U. 88, W, 
lUl, 108, 181, 181; dastk ol,IU. 


CunpbaU, Abuate, Mm to tmeh 
Soon to liiv, t. 44 •., as i;^ti Al- 
kjB't AithoUifT, T. 96, 96. 
C>mpl»U, Sit AnUtaU, of SoMotk, 

But , 1. 104. 
CwpUU, AnUbiad, of Bl^lv- 

wood, Ix. 114 n. 
Cunpboll, L«1t Cluriotto. S- 

Bit- ™ 

CampbaU, Sir Colin, i. 93. 
Cunpbaii, TlioiiiM, praitM CKdyow 
CMtle, ii. 64; Ilia SpMinwM of 
EDtlidi PoetTT, IM, 186! Uo- 
^ 01 EnglUl PoMrj, ill. effi 
uid n. ; introdueco Waahiiiftaii 
Iniiw to Scott, T. 181 ud s. : U> 
dmWltj M • port, 181 i ll™! M 
Miito, Tiii. 128, 129 i M» <1»?«1 
with U;deii, 283; Soott'i hick 
mppraciation of, 283 ; X. 106. 
Cunplxll, Ur., noonti alou ua 

iaiilionn, viU.138, 139. 
Cuiiiw, Omiga, lM(inDia|t of 
Soott'i uqiialxtiuM with, U. 44 1 
tlioir frinaUlip, 212 ; faron Mtsb- 
litUnc Qiurtorlr Roviow, ill. 89, 
9o7dMl with Lord CaMloma^, 
187 ; on The Ladj of tha I^ka, 
188 ; aallad to Iha Cabmat laataad 
of loiiK to India, lU. 66, 67 ; lakaa 
» teip to IraUmd J»2 ; hia Tiawi ai 
boraa, 266; at Windamata, rti. 
87; Soott'a opioioti of, 40; hia 
wit and flloqvanoa, U. 39; par* 
lonalhflatilitT tohhn tha eaoia of 
rnptnia in tha Tory joranunant 
in 1827, 78 ; hia talania aomaUmM 
iliiad br aanmaaa, 79 ; Ua 
allinnoo, ffl, 84 ; hia death 

nujmuij,^ on his caraor, 07, 98 , 
hia oonTaiaion from Jaoobiniam, 
171 ; lettati to Soott, ii. 222; iii. 
143 ; iriiL 21. 

Cannon, Daan, vii. 6il. 

Cantna, MnU of. It. 232, 233. 

Capo Wiath, iv. 189, 100. 

Capal CaAt, riii. 36. 

Caixdori, Madama, ii. 247 n. 

Cm.,, PaUiaL LUa arf ^SfUf- 

i«. 27 ; TriTial Poana awl TMa- 

lata pahliakad k; Saott, XI; ii. 


Cailaton. Cap*. Oaot«a, SMlrt tA- 

tion oi tha ManHb. of , UL 66, 67. 

Carliala, Caatla of, aaaadota af fa«> 

•la Maolnx'a danim, iz. 191. , 

cJitU, RaT. Di., <3 MaMlkW|fc 

(•• Jnpllar Cariyla "(, ». 288. 

Cail;k, Thonaa, kla lattal to Saott 

aboat Ooatha'a oiltialam of tka 

Ufa of Bnonpaita, Im. ItO, 170 a. 

CaioUaa, Ptineaaa of Walal (aftai- 

waidQnaan>,U.218,214;iil 18; 

Saott aanda pait of Haimion to, 

ilL 6 ; bar talatioM with OaorBa 

IV. at tha tima of hia a an aa rin n, 

tL 146;Tiolanoaof harpartlaana, 

170, 210, 227, 261 ; tiial foi adnl- 

tar; di^qpad, 209, 210; by na- 

taia iatnaaatt, 217; triaa tointnida 

at Uia Kiac'a aonaation, 266. 

Cafpantof, <3fcariaa, SaoU'a brothcr- 

iJaaw, i. 147, 248, 268, 267 ; IL 88 ; 

daath of, tL 8, 7. 

Cafpantar, Maigaaat CharloUa, 

Soott'a Biat n>aitii« with, i. 246; 

bar paraDtaaa,247, 283 n. ; lattMi 

to Soott, ^, 267-268 ; maniaga, 

268; bar nlniatnfa of Soott, x. 

191 and n. Sea obo Soott, Lad;. 

Cartathanfb, football matoh at, t. 

Cartwnffbt, Dr. Edmood, i. 122. 
Cae7, Robert, Earl of Monmouth, 
Soott'a edition of the Memoirt of, 
Ui. 66, 67. 
Caakat, The, Soott indignant at be- 
ing aaked to cootribata to, ix. 178. 
Ca^ Dangarona, propoaad, x. M; 
begun, 69; excoreion to Doaglei 
in learch of material for, 63-tfT ; 
oonoladed, 67; pnbliahed, 79; 
eeeond edition of, 118. 
Caatla Spaotra, Lewia'a, laaodoto 
of Shendaa'e payment for, viil 

Caade Straat, Edinborgh, Scott'i 
laaidanca in, U. 2; fia "dea 
there, t. 240; hoepilalitr at, 260; 
tL 111, 142, 148 ; naUtinga in, vi 
111, 143 ; tHI. 207 ; aale of, tiu. 
106, 207, 272, 283 ; Soott'a final 
departara from, 222, 282. 

Caatkreagh, Lord, latter to, and dnel 


fti with th«t o» . 1M . TiT 

Oj^WmiM, .utlior of c™.. 
<**»«.Mdta»r,nd«fcr,l. 38, 
CWdMMMiMiiript, n., T. 220 It : 

Olgnwj, Al.»«l,,, .dit. tk. 

Si^t, I 7, 2(^ 284; a. 58. 

B«,tfa, o< SootUid, h. 286. 


1« •»• BoMo. ISibll. UkiTlS 
CliwUeota HiU, b. 108. 
C'»»H« Uwud, tlu ™™, tiw 



^25r?"2i7!a "*«•"-. 

Cl>^«M, WiUiu, Pitt, B„i ., u. 
Utun to D,. A,Ml»iS^L IM^ 

3Sa *°"'' '""• "SS; 

."■ "•• '*"! •Mcooto of , T. 36, 

rv ..' "K' •iM<iot» of, ,. 86. 
f^^'^P^^"^ I^W, «. 181 

li^Vl-J^t? hoi. X«! 
2"»I«* «« tlMii ntm f„ ti," 
"=5" of 1820, h. 190; thw 

as, an ;«i of 1881, ..«:«; 

Ckuilok, ii. laa 

CknnielH of tho Oummta nha 
'orwM* oii,»a.27S^.'oV^ 
W.TMhT"o. ih, titU-MSTfa! 
■nblbkod, m; idoitttSilJrS 

_ 127, 182, 183; m«>^ 




CtaHxat, MM •! IkjBlk Iwlb. 
fmhm^ kj <k« Onxn, Ui. IW 

OinM, Dlk« tt (WIUw IV.), 

OUnademllri ol.M • UMotln, 
TlSllltlLUl. „ , , 

Cbika, Rn. '■ B., D. B^ anoiiit^ 
HhtoHop«^»r*>»*^ Hi- , "• i 
wiilM to S«itt to IH^ •» if^ 
M»Up, It. 13 ; UHM bom ijoott, 

CUA«»,Dr. Bb.«ior. d Silktrk, 
Tl. l3 ODd ..ji.*, Wlid^ 
,l,t«l •• OldM. G»Tto TW. Siir- 
|M.'. DwgliUr, to. 188, 188. 

CUtlwm, Jmm* ■««». ••."*■ 
lOM, tUI. 13S ud n. I >. 3, w> 
1S4 ; Ua poat-morMm o winliwrto ii 

rii^liil 1n-r"r"i IboiMToftTl. 

ClMfi, BoT. lb., OM ol SooO'. 

talon, I. 18. 
Cblk-Um'to, !▼. 180- 

lattar to OhorUo 

■pnrcelati'.. ■ 

tUoksT, •!■ >>. 
Obpkui, Hn. HulMD, <l Toriobk, 

iOrige; TUtod b; Soott, It. 114: 
TUk Abbolrfocd, tL 90 ; MOomd 
to OioMMok bT Soott, U. 114. 
Lotion to, T. IDS i Till. 

OoDhoao, MholisqHOt Iboboa, 
iMorfnm, to Soott, It. 3M i ~oi- 
liio Eoil Oonptoa. flMot Mo*- 
qiili of Noitkvntos), T. 40; to 
tlonooo, 1M| fiit MoomiilUi- 
BooU. 3(0! Ttallo AkboMoid, 
TiU. 05 owl n. : to Edtoboxgh, to. 
U4i Iwt dwlk, tUL tS I.! X. 

Cloik, Mia Blinbotk, dMlk o<, tUL 

Clotk,8iiaoa|0,lito oloelioadto- 

■or, li.8a _ 

Clork, Jomoo, 1 181, 168, ITB. 
Cloik, Sir JohB, of Foanjodk, L 42 : 

---'-0 01,1811. 

nSy oDoTil Tm3>, tUL U .. 

^«rLl8»l»l. l»>;«di- 

Soott'o mln o w ol, 1401 llj »l- 
(tod o( Onto Ultonf, 148| lo- 
ZoflilH gooltl kwrf to Worn- 
tS, 104, 19B| M iti dy. W, U. 
Mil foiilikM lit nto l lot o 

!b!vlOI d iTOokoO, Tl laOi klo 

uiiotomlkiool povon,Ttti. 88,83; 
klo dluut portUo, to. M I ogion 
IooIobI kj Soott to kto q»»r.l 
witk Ooiinod, 107 | dootk of, 
"iSlTToSn to, L ISO, 14», 
199, 168, im 118: to. 108. 
Clork^ ColTlll,lldtoa U, W. Ill vri 

CUotam, to OrinoT, It. 118-118. 
CloTO.Io«l, tan otd 41,11a 
Clok,Tko,lomod k;aM«toadkio 

liioado, I 136: a>iolo Soott to 

tkoirnovkt OHO, IM. 
ClTdo, tbSil, It. S84-i8« ; tIU. T. 
cSkblor of Kobo, Joka BolhatjM'o 

toiponoootioa of, T. 181. 
Oookirvlotol(JoaM Soott), tU. 114 

■■'■I. . « 

Coikknm, Sb Oooqp, pnoiioo Soott 

oooM ktatoileol Botoilol, to. 8. 
Cookkom, Hoary, Lord, Uo U(« of 

JoSroT oltod, L 31 a.: klo oom. 

moat OB tko oaoaTaaiai oppoorom 

of WoTOrloT.lT. 388 a.;kb iMi. 

mato ol Soott'i ooaToioatloa, t. 

341 : to. 108 a. : aa oatraoidioof; 

maa, to. 66 ; klo ooadaot to doaoM- 

Uoa vllk oppolabaaat of ikorif - 

ookotitato for Soott, x. 106-151. 
Cookboia, Hn., Itooo kT, oa Seott'i 

falkor, 1. 8 ; lottor to Dr. Oooglai, 

CookoBllo, loridoaoo of Hr. FivBii 
CadoD, to. 386. 

Cokoa, Hr. (Sir Fnaoto Pal(raTo), 

CoHnra, Hoarj, h. 143, 101. 

Colorldn, Samaol Tajbr, qaotod, 
11.01,81: ULina-ioaoodotaol, 
UL 118; doaloo antkoioklp of orti' 
oloaooootac ^°*^ o* ptoli"'**' 


o/J~"j[«|n « Piwl. M, ta. 17. 

™*. Ifc. Snior'i opUU. S 


nlMMMT.lU; iH 

J™" "'•' 
MOIL ani.'ji.a 

oMM ; 

141 lb 

td It, ISii 
' AonftMw 

I dm. 

Ul.< > <ti 

- lYI,, 


.' II», 


■bj, UL' 3 

"EJ" ««*• to .Ml sSTmi' 

lOL 10?^ Jri H^Tto, 84 

SJri.' Wjir. »ira«i.u «d 
•M ' te* '^^ '•"^ ""'•• w 

Cowsbl., D,Tld, rtt e4. 

t'™^'; ni«.ii«y, «,irf«_. 

uatmponf; anb, dliMr to Hi. 
^uS"^ *• « V fai bJibkL 


-J---, 168 ; Miluti"V)a&S 
lAHnsj donbto of Ut HaiioU 


•-■rn, iz.18,34. 

M»l't,a6»d iLiMth,!^ 



■Mptk. of th. Uf. i< BaoK. 

OooiMt, Samotl, his miniBtaM of 

l^too, b. S And n. 
CoplMttai, Bdiraid, Bfakop of Uu- 

doff, iz. 172. 
Ooprrigkti, Sootfo, ioloo of, jL US, 

MS i Tii. m i ii. 13S-140. 
CubT Cude, Tiutad b; SooU, T. 11. 
ConsnUno, Dliko of, z. 182. 
CorobooM, ix. 116. 
Conbooao, Lord. Sm Cnnotoon, 

Cork, Soott'o loooptioo io, Tiii 83. 
Oonnonnto, not oouidond fit for 

Conraoll, Boii;,Ui lottoi of ooodo- 

Cono Linn, Gioot Foil of , ii. 115. 
Com, Nouli, ilwa;! in bod look, ii. 

CorrievTMkon, Golf of. It. 220. 

Cootar, Jobn de, T. 46, 47 ; Soott'l 
meetinfiritb, at Waterloo, 62, 63. 

CooltarrWUliaio, iii. 146, 148 and a. 

CoonMllor, Tbe, Soott'a name for 
William Etakino, which ioo. 

Count itobart of Faria, origin of, 
Tlii. 201 ; boaan, ii. 266 i otttiiriaad 
by Jaoua Ballaatjno, a. 4, 6, 8 ; 
,^oan>aof,9, 17, 26,98,46 " 
61, 64; nnbliahod, 79; " 
oditioo pobliahed, 118. 

Conntrr and town, oonttaatod, i^ 

Conrter'i Mannal, Tha, Soott ooa- 
tribatao to, iz. 208 ; Uu projootor 
of. 203 n. 

Conrt of SeiBion, aittlnga of, li. 216, 
216; Soott clerk of for twenty- 
ftre yeaia, 216. 

Conabo, Mr., " a fanny Uttlo New- 
market qoizry,'* vi. 74, 82. 

Contia, Mn. Thomaa, yiaita Abbota- 
foid. Till. 64 ; ladlea of rank in- 
clined to lanah at, 66 ; her two 
Tidta oonfaaad by Loekhatt, 67 n. ; 
Soott'a Tiew o( her maniage to 
the Daka of St Albana, 96; mar- 
ried, 06 B.; diatreoe on her heir'a 
mairiago to Laden Boonaparte'i 
daoithtor, la. 8. 
Coreoantara, Soott'a opinion of, m. 

23; T. 121, 128, 134 n., 139. 
Cowan, Alexander, troateo bCon- 
• - L yiit 216. 

Coward, a braTO, la. 164. 

CowfaU Pert, manning of Iko, L 86. 

Ccaeaeia, The, Footo's f aree, groaada 

of, ia. 178, 179; 
** Ciab," aolniqaet of om of Soott'a 

Ciabbe, Rot. Ooorn, hia poetry tan- 
Itated la The Pooeher, III. 226; 
anecdote of, 226 ; Soott'a fint in- 
terconiae with, by letter. It. 19- 
2S; Soott'o Eooat dorina tha 
KIna'o Tialt to Kdlnbnrrii, Vii. 88- 
4l;1iia imnieeaioDe, 43, 44 ; aa- 
fortnnato tune for bla Tutt to 
Soott, 60; aneodoto of, la. 47; 
hia Boroogh quoted, a. 26, 162 ; 
Sir Eoatace Gray qooted, 76 ; hia 
poetry read to Scott In hia laat 
OlneB, 162, 168 ; death of, 181. 
Cradle of Noea, It. 137. 
Crafty, The, nickname of Archibald 

Con8UbKlii-83. 108. 
Craig, George, of Galaohicla, tL 204 

and a. 
Cndgball, the Mat of the Rattrayi, 

Craignethan Caitle, the origiaal of 
iSlietndlem, ii. 21 ; a. 123, 12t. 
Crampton, Sir Philip, oatottaina 

Soott at Ua riUa, nil. 16. 

Craabonme Chaae, tII. 31. 

Cianatoon, George (Lord Coi«- 

honaa), one of Scott'o eariy frieada, 

L 129; Ti. 296, 298; pot on the 

ScoUh beach ia 1826, ia. 36 ; hii 

" sat eaUto 00 the Clyde, 


Craaatoon, Beniy, tI. 296. 
Cranatonn, Jane Anne (Connteaa of 

FaigataU), L 217 ; lotteia to Scott, 

221 ; IL 3 ; her maniage, ii. 2. 
Crayon, Hon. Keppel, meota Scctt 

in Naplee >. 116, 120. 
Croehopo Linn, tI. 264. 
Ciaighton, Dr., note on Soott'a lame. 

noea, L 12. 
Cribb, a dog pioaented to ConitaUe 

I7 Soott, Tii. 178. 
Critfo, The, qaotod, a. 21. 
Cioftangry, Chryatal, whom he re- 

preoenU, Ix. 127 ; bla inh< ritaaee 

aketched from Cermlehael, 132. 
Croker, Crotton, gaeet at Wiaicr, 

la. 8. 
Croker, John WOaoa, Soott wntte 

to, abont the Soottaah Begalia, t. 

MB, SIO; alant n, Bmmb 

Dwi Cuua," ,ii. m. ^ 
•<>oat the lUlaoU HaIam^.tW 


fait ..lauuB u Hia Aujaobi Malft- 
E!'^'" •Pl««i«, Till 185, 224, 
aae ; bTMkfcit, with Soott, ii. 31 i 
?" *!?^« oQ th. HktotT of Engl 

o« th. Reform BUI, X 88. 
Cww., ftof., of (Wort, U. 198, 

Cvbim, Tint to, i«. 250. 
JJiKM, Soott'. annnion to, x. 124. 
lAmbnj., pra^r »f th, miiuata, of 
th., IX. llo. 



"ointed to th. Indiu. lerriiw bi 

pointed to th. Indiu. lerri^ 
Scott I inaaano., ii. 185 Md «. " 

with Soott, Ti. MB, 160: mioiT 

O.WW of Soott, 151, 153, 262 

..^"S^ ^ iUrnadnk. Mu- 

faptaf OR] u hi. kM|wik., Th. An- 

bMUful. ,ith,ii.34i dnth of, 
^88 1. L.ttM. to, ri. 206, 208, 

Ci^lMn, Jo»,ph, ,mKu.t«l to 
th. lodiu Mmc by Soott'. in. 
fa.«i.,h.l84, 185.idit 

al^ils!*' •^''™» <*• >*• 

CoH., Mr., hiulMBd of on. of Smtt*. 
Hula, i. IS, 

TOi 145 Mid a. ' 

Carior, dnth of, x. 181. 
C^^oniton,S«>tt iiit»at(ri i., 

^gji*T, Earip^ i. 19, T7. 
D^IaiA, Soott'. kotlM, nhum to 

wlfaoiiH., Oootxe, aiuh Earl of. I 
iiT.104;Tx.l67j x. 188. 

104 i 

^ttonai., CaatU of, Ix. 157. 


"»S"«M^lof. &.BMoUiiob, 
Unkm of. 

DdMll, ftjf. Amlr.w, L 3M5. 
rvilrf""^ Tl., Soott'. jMin, 

»>»«., Soott abidiM th. woAa of, i. 
88; .oaf MO. faia faubiUtr to Sod 
JplMraia in th. Oi^ia ComiMdia, 

n.» V. ' ™™ <loot«i, X. 137. 


"tl"]^ ""*» ■>'. "Obriqaot of Soott, 

Dmii>Uii., Madam, h (1826), do- 
ionb«l,ix.2j, 26. 

Davidoff, Coaot, lu »ia- 
Itop at Abbctsford, viii. 92 and 
n-i come, to Abbotrford in .pit. 
ofth. Umperor Alexander', death, 
l.«)i reoeive. an enpnTing of 
Kaeboni'. portrait of SoottTfor 
hia nnrfe, 279, ^ 

°'l5''^'.J"™* "^ '"■»«»» to 
amdi. Drnmont, i. 177 ; ,. 98. 

^^^i/"*"' ^"^ »« th. Sl». 
^J MT Uomphry, dimlM Hal. 
J^.-^^' '«'■ •» AhW 

?»,iJ?^.' ™- i^i i^« •«. - 

n.»j, Lady (Mra. Ap,«w), ,e,„n^ 
PMM. Soott to a,. H-bridM, Ui. 
Si' 1™'' •' Ablotrfoid, 27S, 
274 ; Irtte,. of Sertt to, telLrS 

SS"!" S*"^'* ""S"^' 'i^^ 
240 ; and abont flnsneial diuatai 
aiid the Lookhsria, TiiL 180, 181 ; 
■nter«tong, of h« life .J 
ohmrt,r, 181 n. ; .nt.rtiUn. SoiHt 
at dmnor, ix. 171). ™°" 

T' "^/o"". korFMnily Jou^ 
mJ quoted, x. I0O-108. 

"mon, Captain, Malta, x. 99. 

l»aj and dnmb woman, one of ax 
••wit upon, TiU. 802. 



bom ] 

Daith, aobildmiiM In, iU. t» 
S32, 286 ; cbui» is i^f — 
wiMd br, TiuTSU ; ••• 
mnt, ii. lOa 
Di rw Dubl, ud tU CKbton )U- 

ttoin, Ui. 67 n. 
DnnoDoliin •»! Witekenft, Scott's 
Lattm on, qnot*!, L 197, 108; 
ii.27; It. 196 n.; iz-lOSn.; pn>- 

1 of , ix. 256, 264 ; defended 

1 Lady Lontn Stuart'* oiiti- 
cuma, 276, 27l>. 
Denhun, Sir Junes Stewart, rl 66 
n. ; his anecdote of CoUoden, vlil. 
188 ; Ilia life, 188 n. 
** Detector "nocoaee Seott of placi- 
ariam from Vida'a Poenia, iii- 204. 
DeronehiK, Dnlu of, prosperona oon- 
ditiott of hia Irish estate, > jit 26 ; 
cordial manneis, ix. 180. 
Dialogoee on Soperstition, pro- 
posed br Scott, Tii. 118; but soon 
droppsd, 122. 
Dibdin, Rer. Tbomae Frosnall, let- 
tere to and from Scott alMnt mem- 
bership in ths Koxbnrghe Clob, 
viL 96-98. 
Dick, Dr., efficient serrioeo of, in 

Scott's iUness, vi 67, 71 and n. 
Dickie Macphalion, ballad of, vii. 

Dbkinson,Jobn,scrsditor of Scott s, 

U. 267. 
Diekaon, Bct. Dr. David, at Soott'a 

fmieral, i. 160. 
Diokaon, Miss, Kelso, i. 102. 
Diokson, Admiral William, i. 9. 
Dilsttanti Societ;. The, iii. 66 n. 
Dinmont, Dandle, originala of, i. 177, 


Ditton Park, the residence of Lord 

Hontsxn, t. 170, 171 n.; tL 237 ; 

portrait of Scott at, viL 9; >. 193. 

Doctor, The, niokname for Lord 

Sidmontb, Ti. 8 n. 
Doda, Mis. Hargarot, of Boiriate, i. 

Don, Sir Aleiandsr, of Newton, T. 
251 ; Ti. 71, 82 ; hia death, viii 
246; hU tnnenl, 247, 248. 
Donaldaoo, Hay, It. 99 and n. ; vi 

211 ; his denth, rll 70 end n. 
Doom of DeTorgoil, Ths, origin of, 
T. 147; rssnnud, 214; submitted 
to Terry, 216 ; snnssted by Scott 
tor pnbliontion, bnt disawrorsd 

by Tsrry tmi BdhntyM, iVL 

Dooos DsTb, Ssott's kst stssd, b. 

Dones, Francis, hIa Frscmsnts, iL 
83, 96, 97, 119; his iDistratisna 
of SbsVssrssre, iii. 27. 
Doogbs, Aichihdd, Lord, ii. IC, 21. 
Donlks, Dnyid (Lord Reetonj/tha 
luir of Adam Smith, L 24, 79 n., 
136 n. ; Tiii. 204. 
Dongba, Dnyid, editor of Seott'e 

eomt^ata Jonnal, rilL 81 a. 
Donilaa, Franoee, Udy, ii. 19 and 
n. ; ill. 181 i It. 15 ; death of, t. 
Donglaa, Sir Howard, aaka Scott to 
renew hia work on Military 
Bridgee, T. 229. 
Donclaa, "good Lord Jamea," x. 

Dmiglas, Sir John, of Kslhsad, i. 

Donglaa, Sir John Scott, anxiona to 
rsssessnt Roxbnfgbahire, Tiii. 246; 
disappointad, 241 
Donglaa, RsT. Dr. Bobsrt, of Gala- 
i£iela, Hia. Cookbnm wiitee to, 
abont Walter Soott, 1. 74 ; eella 
Abbotaford to Scott, ill 233 ; one 
of the charaeteta in Panl'a Let- 
ters, t. 44. 
Donglaa, Thomaa (Barl of Selkirk), 

i 46. 
Donglaa, Mies (Mis. Cmger), Amsr- 
iosn friend of Maria Bdgeworth, 
ix. 218 and n. 
Donglaa, Mrs., of Dooglsa's Hotel, 

NewhsTen, 1. 150. 
Donglaa, Scott'a riait to, X. 68-67 ; 

chnrch of St Bride's at, 63, 64. 
Donglasdale, excursion to, x. 60. 
Douns, Csstle of, i. 193. 
DoTor, cliffs of, not aooording to 

Shakespeare, ix. 30. 
Downis and Watt, triala oi, for 

trsason, i. 205, 206, 209. 
OowMhlre, Msrqnis of, gnaidian ol 
Hks Carpenter, L a4'r, lettera to 
Scott, 266, 269. 
Drodiel Caatle, X. 61. 
Drofheda, Seott Tiaita Oe battleSeld 

of the Borne, near, tU. 12. 
Dnmore, WAap of, U. 43. 
Dmmlaarig, Scott'a Tiaita to, It. 62- 
64,66; T. 174; riii. 294-296. 



*16j Uttar of Hr-" -- o^^^^'' 
OH Uboidity d 
™» Uw Com 
Scott, 257. 

^ Jolm U. Do«i.a «.t.d. ftS *"?.■ "• '" •!^»T. 41 

ordnnntl. -T F' °',^*":?5i DwuIm, KirhtHo. TOiii=-_ „ .. 

°< iJMHairitll 

>^^»5jniiil, 6, 7.40-58 

S~«<| «lWon pnblMMd, Hi. 46,' 
•M«'tl01«d by IUll.m, 47 ; ii 
portrait by L,]j, yH, ngg ^^ 

'^isr'"'''"'""^'*-'— . 

°"^ &-"*''"*->'.'«• 

12, 16; .,:hl. of, 14, IB; siSi 
fc»l iwtm from, 83. 
"«U»y, BiH of, hta M^.*, o„ fc. 
•« told of Soott'iTuioTiii 268^ 

»*«. lao, 120. 


-jlpMioorf Scott on TOTtt. to' 
Duneram, CIimIm, u. 82. 

DnncM., Sot. D,.,of Mortonn', I 18 

wiUim Enkmo jnd, tSu. a 
IW«,H««7. &.JW,UI^Vi.. 

'fe««'«H»-R«b.rt, Chiof 

of, v. jjja. 
OnnfwnUiM, Soott'i 

til. kak of, TiL 74. 
Umlno., roiofKl «Mlo of. It 2SB 

''nnoUy, old outla of, i,. 221 225 • 
Modem bonw of, 222, 228 

"M" Sootn., ona of Scotf. _l,^ 
«n«* 1. 186, 139, 183 "'"■ 

DnmajM, It. 196-200. 
"M"-, waloom. to tba D„k, of 
WallMgioo in, it 117. "°** " 
J^kM, G»Und, The, ,. 26 «rf „., 

l>ntr,»«™„ to,rti. 248, 287- am. 
Tanation ,^tl^ 290.^ «' . coin 

^?' "^fV -AJ-aondar, on ui|~ 
••MP of Lwd Po.„i i,. 77™ 
pnntinc d Cm.,'. Jj,—^ J,'." 
f~.°;!J«»n(. Soott Wtk , 

Djmook^ tba King'. Cbmnion rt 

"^^^■••^Soott;. ,Uok.B,,ata 
ttj^Bdinboqrb Lijbt Hona, i 

J«rf«on (EroUdonD.), a 78 
^^ .««liof,„.17 EdgjoMba, Hon. M™,u. 



knriitartaSaotbMl, Til U8, IM i 
Maa Seott'i •spadition to the 
L>kM at EiU>i»T, lUi- 24. 

Etevworth, Maria, ebeolatiaa of 
in Iciah TaUa, jr. 114; Uttai 
bon Janua BallaBtTna oa bakalf 
at Ika Author of Wanrla;, 282 ; 
Soott dallnktwl wtek tha pnapaot 
of maodiv, vli.2; hia opinonof 
kar Vifiao, 83 ; vUta Abbotafoid 
la 1838, 114,180; 8«>tt'a impna- 
rioaaot, UB, 127-120 ; liaitiat im- 
iluMJiMia of Soott and hia family, 
128 a. ; bar impnaaioB of Capt and 
Ida. Sc^Tili. 11 n. ; aanoandlnta 
of bar homa, 10 ; bar troa nuMUat;, 
10, 20; joina Scott'a axpadition to 
tba Lakei of KUlamar, 24; bar 
parting from Soott, 38 n; final 
liiipiiiininn of him, 84 n. ; bar 
work on adnoation eritidaed by, 42 ; deaeribaa Sooa'i " inno- 
oent look," fiT ; bar itory, Simpla 
Sunn, I. 107. Lattan to Soott, 
IT. 260 n. ; TiiL 157 n. Lattaxa 
from Soott, It. 87 ;tL 77; Hi. 22, 
142, 164, 174; Tjii. 57 n„ 268; 
ii. 211, 261. 

Bdgaworth, Riehard Lonll, viii. 18. 

Edgaworth, Sophia, trarala irith bar 
^rtaia in Seotlaad, Tii. 128 ; ainga 
an Iridi ballad for Soott, 142 ; bar 
Buuriaga to Mr. Fox, 174; bar 
daatb, 142 n. 

Edgaworth, William, joina Seott'a 
anodition to tks Lakaa of EiHar- 
aaj, riii. 24. 

Sdbbnrgb, loeiaU in, iU. 268, 204 
T.24S; Tii.183; iz. 57; addreti 
of tba otty to tba Frinoa Regent, 
written by Soott, ir. 98, lOS ; fonn- 
tain of tba Cioaa of, t. 106 ; t!. 
143; xii. 288; entertainment of 
Gooige IV, at, Tii. 34-10; state 
of defence in 1710, 176; Seott'a 
ipaaab at tba (meniog of the 
Aoademy at, 104-200; gnat flie 
in, 206 ; old city waU of ,228 ; eon- 
ditiona of life in, tiU. 266 ; effect 
of the annonneament of the an- 
tbordiip of WoTerley in, 267; 
Seott'e'boiae in, aoM, 288 ; Bnrke 
and Hare mnrden in, iz. 216, 218, 
210,221; appealed to for boapital- 
ity for Chailea X., 274-277 ; moon- 
ment to Soott, 1. 186 and n. 

Idinbargk Aaaaal llnM ii , pn- 
poaed, ill 86, 00, 107, 110; tat 
twoTolaaHapabliabad,2aO| Dan 
Roderick priklad in, 228; kaM 
on. It. 58 ; Scott euotrikntaa hie- 
torieal ikatch of 1814, t. lit i and 
of 1815, 178; LaekbaM writia 
tha akelob tor 1816, 2311. 

Edinbnrgb Amaranoa Company, 
Soott a diiaotor la, Tiil 110. 

lidiabnrgh GaiatU Eatraoidinary, 


Edinbnigb HighSehool, L 22-21, 18- 

Edlnboxgh Light Horee, originally 
snggeeted by Soott, i. 203 ; oigan- 
iied, 230; troop-eong of, ii. 1); 
aetiTity under Lord Moira, 105, 
Edinbnrgb Monthly Magaone 
(Blackwood'i) began, t. 158; 
William Laidlaw'e oonneotion 
with, 168. 
Edmbnrgh Reyiew, The, Seott'a oon- 
tribntiona to, ii. 92, 120, 11U ; iii 
1 ; Ti. 4; fend with Dr. Thomas 
Yonng, iL 140 ; roTiewsTheLay of 
the Laet Miiatrel, 147 ; and Words- 
worth, iii 21 ; and Maimion, 38, 
86; Scott'a ecimeotioa with, 
broken off, 42; Jeffrey'e polioT, 
44, 45, 102 ; reTiews Soott's edi- 
tion of Dryden, 47 ; Hcott stops 
bis sabacription, 86 n. ; circulation 
and influence of , 87, 05 ; strictures 
on Byron's Hours of Idleness, 131, 
273 ; reriew of The Lady of the 
Lake, 174-176 ; on Don Roderick, 
225 : on Scott's Life of Swift, it. 
Ill ; on WaTcrley, 250 ; on The 
Lord oftbelBleB,T.10;on Hogg's 
Jacobite Relioa, ri. 26 n. 

Edinbwgh, Royal Society of, i. 184 ; 
Soott hecomee preaident of, Tt 
214 ; bia influence in, Tii. 101 ; its 
portrait of Scott, a. 194. 

Eifinhurgh Theatre, " the playhouse 
row " at, i. 203, 20t ; Mr. Henry 
Siddona becomes manager, iii 146, 
141 ; play of Rob Roy produced at, 
tI. 20, 21 ; Tisited by (Jeorge IV., 
Tii. 41. 

Edinburgh Volunteers, the, i 203, 
207, 200 ; called out in 1810, tL 

Edinbnrgb Weekly Journal, bought 

»w OT aoott to, in Mnl* b. n 


*" jf Sow to, in M«i, ^ i~;r 

■inwmitoii., John Jm»- ii, i^ 


»« Sootfi nlitmi of D™i„ 4s. 

5k, Ue o(, i,. 206-208. 



um St UiUIntaa, via. 188. 
Ojcow f IMohiK, Scott', ^_ „ 
U» e>t«.ion of, .. 21, ^2™*' "" 

"aeldj, the «olptor, ix 208 ■ ll. 

M« of portMit pMa„,, ,.'i3?^ 

™f»y, TOit to, Tia. 35. 

iJ' ?? ■i**'**" '^o Scott, tt 44 
*S. *7-63, 68, 69 86. ai cb iS' 



S ' ■™' • '*"' "«"t to, Tm. 37- 

Erl-Kijg, The, Scott'. Irmhttlo. ot 
S!™t,Uoni.UM,of Woollw, i 14. ri.^-.,. —"mooot, 

Blot, Dr., of aooghhwd .i'di w S^"°»°'ill«. oxcnioD to, t 62 

^a^tStalu^S'",?:^;!""-!^ itu, S:^*^ * Co- - '«. '7'? 

" '^■".Hrsi^-'i.'iS'ifi^ 

Adroct. of SooL.d, a. 2l8^ 
g*o.,ReT.Dr.Jda,i. 158. 



^,*^S'?1 <^ »"'»-'). - 


•odot. of H.O. MclTiU. ™ n- 
"«««• by L«rden, 78-80; hi. 
SP«»«»». of Andcot Ecglid, rZ 
EJ««. 108, 160; hi. „P„."S 


Enkioe, Thomu. Ijord ir 9<?A 


A jmed epirtle to, i. 68-70 ; ScM-i 
■otuiiM, with, 183, 186; ilTl-w' 



bfa lUa i— iiii «n l > ,iM«i«B 

Seott'* Ion TMMa, Stt; amMBM 
for DttUlMtian of Sootl'i liiA 

IfaakLnii, £«i ikHMkr SMt 
■ * oritie, 188 ; a^iaot •• Mb. 
bnifc A«nul RaftalCT, iii. 1*7; 
■■MMiJ » boMthot ol BriWW 
Tniiiiili k. «, a ! iniM Wn- 
•tUr, IMl T. IMa.; 

of SoOtk M TOTMrO « 

IdM, It. 125, 140; lUtt t 
Twoadrido, tL 202; dMnikad b; 
LookUi t, M9-M6 i piwtod to • 
■Nt on tko B«Mk oT «k« Govt ol 
Saarai ■• Lotd gIniiiiiHn', tU. 1, 
4 ; dfounatuMBof hk daath, fiO- 
68; hio nortnit of Seotk, X. les ■. 
Ihilrhm, Mn. Willuun, dwtk of, H 
01, OS, 101, 

■wua«. Sir WUliMD, aModote of, 
■ad Sir Dsrid DondH, riii. 8. 

. 13. 

; SixEpis- 

Sikgrove, Laid, i. 
EHen, Mil., tko oiitTeoi, 
Ettriak Faiat, U. 68, 12 

tUl froK, iii. Sa 
EtthaaMia, hope tor, i. 86, 151. 
Braaa'i BalUda, Soott't fondiiMi for, 

i. 118. 
Em of St Jokn, Tko, Scott'i balbd, 

U. 18, 63. 
Exehoqiur Beaoh, Seott'i upiratioD 

to, T. 141. 
Ezotor, Marehioiww of, iriabod to 

Me Soott at Barleigh, iz. 4. 
Exeter, Lonl Biikop of, x. 180. 
Errbigcia Saga, Soott'i aaoooBt of, 

iT.lSs, 114. 

" FaB, tko triera of." L 249. 
Fair hie, tke, ir. 153-168. 
Fair Maid of Perth, The, 1 

188; •ritieiai>a<rf,155, II 

oiMia vitk the plot of, 161 and a. ; 

pablidud, 164; oriti^ of <kar- 

aetata ia, 164-166. 
lUr; Deaa, the, iii. ISO. 
FkhMMwr, Cmt. Riokazd, Toyagea, 

ate., of, T. 8 and a. 
FalaaM, M., tke aealptoi, li 153. 
lUdoaaide, eatate of, ri 02 ; rU. 

FaanH UitorT, Seott'a fondneoa for, 

Fkaily Legead, The, Jaaaaa 
Baillie'B plajr, iiL 141-169. 

Faadly pertiaila, Saotfk, M. lO, 

Faaahave, Catkeriae, tIL 124, 196. 

Fataaaaa, oae of Jamaa BallaatTaa^ 
allaaea, riL 905 a. 

FalUaboif , famona adaeational In- 
etitatioa at, tL 118. 

Pmkvmb, Itoi. AoRMit soon mMn 
Bm at hia hoaaa, L 190-123; aad 
Maafo Park, U. 183) aaaedota of 
kia eoKlaot at FoManoy, rii. 43 a. 

Fiiiaaiiii. fill »<a«i.llaiill'i [iilliiiaij 
•bk, L 46, 129, 198, 186 a., 165; 
ilikailiil Uatoa, 111 a., 115, 
900, 916 ; aeeiiiBawiaa Seott oa a 
HifUilad axeniJoa, 108-108; oa 
a lour to the EarUdi Ukaa, 246, 
946; letter to Soott, fram Ua- 
baa, iU. 991 ; raadi battle aoano in 
Lad; of ikeLakato klaaoldion 
wkOe aader Are, 396 ; a priaooer 
ia f^aaoe,iT. 110 and a. ; aoeom. 
aaaiaa Soott oa exeardoa to the 
Laaanx and Olaaioir, t. 113 ; let- 
Hee at BnnU; Bora, 115 ; Wil- 
kiepaiata a piotazoof Seott and 
hia taaiUT tor, 100; x. 106 ; ap- 
pobtad Keeper of the Refalia, 
T. 318, 211 ; gnoa to Uabon, with 
Dnke of Bneolonoh, tL 16 ; oonfl- 
deatial aeeretar; to the Dnke, 26 ; 
entartataa Prinoe Onatoraa, 111 ; 
kaMlfaeod obtained tor, br Soott, 
130a.; tO. 51; married, vi. 231, 
231; makee an exoonioB with 
Soott, Tii. 82 ; Crabbe'aiiiipiaaiioB 
of, 43 ; Seott'a regret at hia de- 
partnratromOattoaaide, 184, 186; 
aiaga at a Hogaiaaay partj at 
Abhotaiard, 916; aeta Seott'i 
mraaa to the tnae of Bonnie Dun- 
dee, riii. 181 ; at a dinner party 
girea by William Clerk, iz. 66 ; 
takea atrip to Bowkill with Soott, 
120 ; Faaay Kemble'a deaoription 
of, at Seott'a breakfaat, 260 n.; 
death of, x. 181 n. lionera to, n. 

Fergnaon, Miaa laabella, Ulnaaa and 

Fergnaon, Jamaa 'Clerk of Seaaion), 

Faqnaoa, Cap!. Joka, S. M., t. SfTI, 
290; r).-.ii-. 

Fanraaon, M^ija^-et, ri. 130, 381; 
tOL52; daall of , Ti. 202. 


8«rtt'i ooiajiikia, 91, US, fieT M. 


^ b- UMlbiit qiulHlM, 199, 

ft»»*w, Jmmi, &thu rfth. «.♦!.«-. wi? «Wff, "ii. 88. 

— — -, ■-» i^ a.j agnnOM Ht 
«t to Abboafori, it 244 n. : 
JMnrillM Soott'i pMlfUo ieiiiin, 
258 a. ; breiAfMU wiA SooH ud 
Jta^K.mW,, 260 ..; ™ito 
Abbotrfoid to uniin Sootl b u, 
illUM, I. 62, 64, 66 n. 
F»irf«l Syuam, Soo«'. mmt ma tlu 
iwtata of, i 164, 155, 159. 

«?, TO : Jmum BiUlmtyn.', criti- 
OMM on, 72-76 ; pmblUMd, 78. 

S'^^ °" "• "'•I'ii-I 

Fijl«T, Mr., Lori DougU.', ebM- 

borliin, I. 86. ^^ 

™-Ki»fr, Tie, Soott's poom. U 19 

»TMMlofhi..ttaiii4.r,»ii.68. ' 
^*^ ?■!•*!*" "* • •« of, pF». 
"•tod bySoott to "Tl» W«W 
S«)«," Wl aS4, 236. 

»Wu», Job., p,„p..«, „ m^ jsSfw J±T "i"' '^^ i^-^s- 

tptor of Tb. L.7T tb. L« ^|l?'?fe ""^ ••"<«« 

FUiou,, 1 107 ,. ^^"^ -*°"'™'>"««boi.rt,i. 146. 

IW«', Arobib^ 1 100. ™"'! ^Jkjj, OM of Sootf. towh- 

no«|.pi«oi.nibiUr-jjl.5^ , "». i. 22, 26, 78, 79. 

168 , r^tod, 1,. 11. ™" *"' ^■^'{^■'"^ «» •« Scott', 
Foley, Adtninl S» Tli»»» - no I . """^ *• 22, 78. 

».!1!7^'" fooouiit of, 1. 84-88r 
gj™*to, «. 48, giomrf.^ 

FoAm, Si, WUIto, of Ktrtig,, rt. 

Scott'i hma limV ,. 28r«™ 

aSni"' "«•'■.*'•. origio of, ,1 
*M ! Ito oompUtion, yii. 12 j aiia. 
taon of Coi.tobl. m tbo Utantaol 
•™» Scott'. remuKjc, la 

F«»lo, Dgo, Tiii. 9l! 

Foaiitai^ Lori Cbn«ologicU 
Note. ™8««UA Aif«Mf,oSa; 

Fo.^°f ■ i"^ bT Scott, Ti. aoa 

"■ "**.' '5?' "™» »». "> MMml. 

Mn. Pbippa, i,. 179. ' 

Foy, JlMimfliM SobMtim, bic bic 

•OT of tb, PwUimlM w«, id 

OB uecdoto of, ii. 12a ' 
FtMcc, irfto tbo bMdo of W.tor. 


coirfition of tbo dyutty tbca, 22 

™^™ »"*^ i», 19, 23, 25-2a 

tory « BrannubnAi, 142 ami 

DM of tb. Pocnu del Cid, ai. 19 

™»M»-; ucodot. of, 101, 12ft 








mntl, S«>tt'i »Mt «o, M. 186, 1» 
FHiUt Club, TK IM <il mwbiO, 

UL IWn. 
lUbr, Joba, M. P., tL 151. 
rHHnIi,beoU'>dUnu oi, nlaoa- 

Mta OS, tUL 243, 2M. 

ChbiiM of iMayUti, TW, li. 

aSLi, Da Hkkdufdo, i. US, 

CMHUdl, wMTm of, riot onunf , 
uTzraj ud-ndiod b 1818, tL 
KM, 107 ; Usui ooUhittioo b;, 

G^' oWb Pool, tbo. SMTlioDiooa. 

OiU-do, Prinoooo, oorioo; to loo 
8oo*^ 'i.23i oalorUiaoUm,!!*. 

Qalk.. . . Soott nooivoo ■ ooto of 

1.-, ,u '^o to, from MoofO, ta. 

. 1 <WU Soott hi Pom, 18i 

< «v.ia bim loSt. Oonrttro, Wi 


GoiTick. DoTid, uoodoto of, told b; 
sir John Uoloolm, ^ M- 

GottoiMide, Sir Adam ForpnoBi 
noidoiiM, TiL 184, 186. 

GoddM, Andrew, introdnoflo a head 
of Soott into hiapaintinc, The Dia- 
ooTery of the Scottish Regalia, a. 

Odl, Sa William, i. 110 aad n. ; 
bia Henoranda of Soott qnotad, 
114-12S, 126, isa 

George in.,iii. 900, 260; bia death, 
,1 148, 144. 

a«>i« (IV.), Prince Kcgent, Ui. 
260; Byron iotrodnood to, 2l»; 
offoi* Scott the laareateobin, !▼. 
m, 80; addreea of the Town 
Conncil of Edinhnrgh to, M, 108 i 
hia intarat in Scott, T.33 i oatar- 
♦*if« Utn at Carlton Honat, 84> 
31; Md leada bim a gold mtM- 
boa, 37 ; Bean Bmnunell'a rata. 
tioaawHb,T. lOSendn.; Sradat, 
laS; gTHtaaoommiaaknitoMardi 
lor t£ Regalia of Sootlaad, 207 ! 
jnouu iia to wake Scott a b ai eaet, 

Oaorgo IV., King, proolamallon of, 
Ti 143 ; wife of, 148-14S ; ocnferi 
hMcntcT on Soott, 163 ; oocona- 
tbm of. dcaorihad by Scott, 2M; 
Ua Tirit to Bdinbnrrii, TiL 84-19 ; 
UaniTal,88i cedotcftepo. 

.■■IM l>Bolp<>o4,4SlUi11fo 
whUohi8collaBd,44; biaaspear- 
aMO Ib Higblaad dnaB,4«; at- 
t,.* «ha aarfonaaM of Rob 
Bcw, 47l Saott'a aaoout of Ide 
Tlalt,M! fatanatoa«laad,l>7i 
glToaSaoCtaoat cf lioallaHca'i 
Xadaaltlca, 168; iatalMid bi 

la Soott at Wiadaoa, ia. 9 s alia in 
fnrtberiaff Iba iatereale of bia ion, 
188 ; ODiailaiaa Soott at dlaaer, 
170; bladaalk,2e8,266; a. 136; 
colla the Soolab "a natioa cf gan. 
tiemea," ix. 976 aad a. 

Q|bb,IIr.,Ubnriaa of tba Faanlt; 
of AdTocalaa, 1. 171. 

Gibaon, Jamea (Sir Jamaa Olbaca- 
Craig), iB. 101 and a. : a. 13. 

Qlbaon, Jobs, Jr., Remlaiaoencee of 
Sb Walter Scott qaoled,Ti 216 a.; 
a tnatea for Soott, Tiii. 148 and 
B. ; MiiHiniii'— the craditore* agree- 
ment to a printa trnat, 160; re- 
porti the thraatcBod attempt to 
laercaae the pneanro on Soott, 
197; notilca SeoU of Abnd'i 
threatened eaqncatiatlon, ia. 128. 

GiSord, LadT.i. 84. 

Oiifcid, William, I 117; iL 140; 
■ngg ia U d aa editor of a rorlew ia 
oppooitiaa to the I!diabaIri^ hi. 
88; lallar ffomSaott,eO; haUla 
and ability, 99; b ie cme e editor 

of the QaariariT Rayiew, 119 ; hot 
opiaica of The Black Dwarf , T. 1 lf> 
u. ; ea a oommeatator, ix. 66 ; at- 
tacked b; Dr. Wolaott (Fotat Fb- 
dar). 67. 
Oabort, Jaka naablia, Ua portrait 

of Soott,!. IfMaada. 
OUckriat, Odaalai, the aalkinar;, 

H. 30. _ „ 

Gniiea, Robert Peane, hie RaooUee- 
tlcm of Sir Walter Scott, iL 70^ 
78 ; aneedota of Soott, It. 12 ; enp- 
poaed aatkor of The Bridal oI 
Triermain, It. 47; Lie imp"''- 
donee and wblma,TiiL i04,lCaa; 
ooiU haolTiirt, 121, 132; Scott 
writm an ailiala lor bia r- 

Ireo of -darge, ix. 64; -- 

Soott'e ailtob ca MoUiaoa die 
GiUica, Lord, hoUi a nuudan Ckaait 
Coatt at JadbBgfc, TiiL 247. 

jU.,,lU.2»7i I..18B. •■■* 
«!"•«., tU 1-W .«, ill 148 



t3P7' *"'• '*"* "• '« 18", ». 

JT»! aioniiiui to soott ta, ,. 

°cnf^r?',5r' """•' »' ■^^ 

Obnflnlw, Scott', bdUd, IL 17 (M 
do».llo»,rt. 80,68, Soott^ 
^•mcu,, ,Ui. 193, IM i kl. '„^ 

»™W.185..i (TlTM Scott., olf. 
Aotuid puppv to ^ ■ '- " ■ ■ 

230; uTJar 

Gc^rich. Lord, 1.. 116; dhwUtioi, 
of hi. cbinet, 137. 

0^, Willi,™, J.„„ Bj]„ 
^. am MqMilltMlM with, i. 
231 1 «i»nciJ tronblm of. ,ii. 77, 
78 n^j idtwrfc, witb calling, 

aipBoUapo, ii. 6, „. scotf. 
Jl, »S ; iicott'i Uliiii«tioii of hi. 
5T.VJI}' "if. t« Scott 
ri»ut I^rd BTKm,ix. 70; Scotf. 
?^. 71; h» enthoB.«n orm 1 
S?*' 7* Si! iciid. him m«l.U 
S?°»''. .Tkomu CM-lyle, 169, 
170 a. ; hia drath, i. I19 ' 

HO.U TOO Bepliobiiig.., tnttlMfd 
by Scott, a. 9-lS.^ ^ "«~.I«1 


X'»»«l, ■"■ 74; hi. birth|>I«», 
a. p«,p.rtyofth,Edg.,„V 
nils, 19; ono.."«.d.r'' io 

ftS ^" I™"^ ''°°". 70. 

uopdcji, DiichcM of. ii. 53 ; uid th. 

O^ttf Bntly, Scott'b 
—--Mi* rill 162 %iidTT 
Sf^JV^y l»tor« U, ;.. IM 

~.Jrih. Ti^t^- "?'■''''• 

i» is^, .,., ..„, , 
hjm Scott, 147-161. 
Oopdon, JamcA, of Cmjv. L S.19 

oorio,, johow...,:;^',.'-^^ 

offtoott^.. IWn., iw. ''°™~" 

Oo|;doo, M.jor Pfy», nnuiio,»-, 


G»«™d^ G.„„.l, Scott', reri., 
of ti. Henoin, ri. 4 ; co.ti«™iT 
wth. U. m, 106-iii; hi. ™<S 
Md ohmotof, 113 ^ °" ""» 

Fpuch l^rto. Md E.,1 of BiJ^ 

»aU6;hi.TiU,of th.MUI, i, 
07, 08 n.; cilt«tt.i„ Scott, 175- 

rct'ri'i'i^.''^"^— ^' of CliTcrhooM. &.D„t 

Scott'. di.poMl f„, jo.r£y to 

(<r.ham, Rct, John, yi 236 
GmhOT, Mi« .Stirlioj, i,. 162 n. 
0~h«n. Sir ThomM, iy. 104. 
<»™hM,,Lord WOII.0., .ImMt killed 

dopmi electioD, x. 68. 
0«k^i.Ujod. .. 06 ;'. Icttor 

.boot, to Jrac, Sk,„,, 96-88. 

SabUth, ii. 160; dcth of, ia 
I 2M,'2r°"''''"''*°'^'^. 
OiMdvillint iu >t. ix. 14, 16 
^•; '^^^ P*^" S~«'" pot. 

"■";''.»«"; of IIolhi.,„„h„, h» 
oS"J," »f M"- Jol-o.. Tii. 248 .. 
«"»». Mr.., of Uggm, iii. 37 . • 

W«verl»y, rii. 183; hot o^iT 



by Hcott, U. ■a. 
OiutU*, Li»d, nib ipoa SaMt ta 

P«cl>, U. l»i U> dln« to SeoU, 

Onti, IUbMe>, kU to In Dm ocW- 
■d si BabMos lk> Jaw«>, <L 

Onj, CkwUa. of C»i~, o«mi »•- 
oiliw iidinnrn to SeoCt. tIU. 180. 

On; BiotlMr, Tka, Sntt'i font, U. 

Ot—t UKknows, Tba, t. 390; fi 
133 i MtkonUp of tka titb, t. 

OnMa, war of 1826 ia, pnmataio, 
TiU. 390. 

Qnaa-knaka, aaaadoto of, L 87. 

Offaana'a PUjra, proaantod to Soott by 
RaT. AlaluJar Djoa, i. 30, 41. 

Onanblalda, John, ilia iiiaaon-aaiil|>- 
tor, bla atatoa of tba Daka of 
York, ix. 3tl8 ; Lord EMn'a latar- 
aat ID, 208 ; h^l atatDe of tha KioE, 
20U ; Scott'i opinioD of the artUt 
and bia work, 210; his propuaed 
group ol the Bejcffaia' Cantata il) 
adriafld. 212 ; hia Utar uarwr, 21.1, 
2 14 : hU autue o( Scott, i. IK), lUtl. 

Oratory. Dr. Jamaa, writes ioacrip- 
tioD for Sflott'a tankard, iv. 101. 

OranrUla, Ricbt Hon. Tbomaa, 
ii. 33 aad n. 

Qrata, tba rlrar, iU. 120; (boat 
atory connaotad witb, 2A5. 

Oiayfrian' Churebyard, ri. 121. 

Oraybounda, U. 204. 

Oriaraon, Tbomaa, i. 120. 

Oriara, Jobn, of £dinbniKb, ir. 26; 

Oriera, Hr„ tka 

praaobar, t. 324. 
Otiodar, Tba, Soott'a nioknaoia for 

Daaial Tarry, ». 201 and a. 
Oroatt Joknny. it. 171. 
Orogff, Colonal, ona of Soott'a iobri- 

qaata, L LID, 130. 
GroM, Captain, hia anaotatad eopy 

of Oaicla to Baaltb. aU., i. 107. 
Qrnaneh, a HigUaad tntalar di- 

^ty, It. 107. 
Qna-..aTar, Qnaaa, tomb of, i. 106. 
Gii*>i(t. ij^y Cbarlotto, traaalator of 

thn Matnaogioa, iL 103 n. 
GiiBd=^ lora.eottaga of William Stew- 
art Rooa in H a m pa hir a, iii. 7. 

OiiUTaa Vaaa, Prian, <l Smda% 

tL 10»! tWM bnll, Hi. 143, 141, 

Oay Maaaarfaif, two nlann 
prUtad, T. 13, 13 1 pabUakad, 16, 
lU ; In noaMios W tha pabUa, 23, 
37; dnnatte Tar«o« ol, OB. 

Owraaa, Joha, Manoiia of tka CM 
War, Ti. 388 and a. 

Haddin(ton. Cbarlaa, alcblh Earl o<, 
Tit. 1H7 ; oomnaadi tioatt'a attl. 
tnda on tka CalkoUo Qaaatioa, U. 

Hadduw, Mr, aata h Soott'a saida 
at Doaglaa, a. 83, M. 

HajU Baba in Eniland. Jamaa 
Uorier a, Soott'a ranew of, il. Ib:^ 

Halford. Sir Uanry, cmllad for eon- 
•oltotion witb Soott'a ragular phy- 
aioiaa, i. 84. 140. 

Halibnrtoa, Barlian, wifa of Rob. 
art Scott, 1. 6, 80. 

Haliburton, Robart, Soott'a graad- 
nnola, i. 8. 

Halibnrtoa, Tbomaa, of Nawmaiaa, 

Halibartona, Mamoriala of tka, i. 63, 
9 D. ; aditad by Soott, ri. 88. 

llalidon HiU, aaeodou of tka batUs 
of. rii. 6 ; poam baaad m, aold for 
XIUOO, 13 ; pnbliabad, 18 ; optaUoaa 
of, 124. 

Ball, Antkony, t. 220 and n. 

BaU, Capt. BaaU, bk Scbloaa Haia- 
fald oitad, i. 218 a. ;aatraeta from 
bia joninal doriag a riait to Al>. 
botoford, rii. 308-244; arsnta of 
bia lifa, 208 n. ; notaa tbe dyin^ 
oat of old onatonia, 21.3 ; bia aati- 
mato of Soott'a labor in writing, 
240; baliarea bim tba antborof 
Wararlay, 241 ; admiraa bia obar- 
aoter, 242-244; hnwroritioal, in 
eoRooting Capt. Hutlaad'a notaa, 
▼iii. 218 ; bia aooonnt of a eall on 
Soott at Mra. Brown'a lodging- 
bonae, 272-276; brings Andnbon 
to maat Soott, is. 48 n. ; bit Frag- 
uanta of Voyagaa, z. 44; qnotcd, 
93 n. ; ioonraa frigaU to taka 
SooU to Naplaa, 87, 68, S3, 03. 

Ballam, Artbnr B., atamaa by, on 
Abbotaford and Molrcaa, U. 248, 

Ballam, Hanry, otitieisaa Soott'a 

AbbaMonI, U. Ma. ^^ 

"•Ij^ ia T.Mdital., L J4». 
HMh!to«(ol,l,. I«7.' "° 


""•""V™" Airtlbdd, nnark 

HwUtjni, RobOT, 8b.ri» rf Lm- 



«. witb, u. 1141 m. a. "^ 

H«irt »< MU.L«bL,n. , ail. 
O-a, Cluriai, Mta HMtt Ik hm. 

It. lsi,742, ^ .„ 185m.TS 

Ojijl Th..rntoii, ii. M Mrf . 
HMil.t, Scott', dog, ,, ,fl5 ^ 
H»4.l o< AbioWord, lU, r. 870- 

Hudn, town of, i. 55. 
H«hb„t. bdW of. Sir Wdtw, 

it to Bjron, ,. •»: Jf,,-., ij!r," 

n" ''•'^""•l-. In pfooM., 
77i piiblidiiHl, li«. '"—^ 

HMri^hl. of, I,, iej.,88,. ,4^^ 

1« ! tbo CnMiU of, 105. 
H««™w. JUttk., W.Id, of D.b. 
!S''"'°- I«tt«. to, ri. 78, 

B^-, ill. 80, w, miTmlS 
»Mt • latorril of „tI»1 

j««,rt 1*., ,51, Aijrji 

II 1 !i . • '•''"t'rf. IT. t(M. 

U.It.U,i,, cl„j,b.d h, Scott, WonU. 
„worth, and l>»T, ii. Iti8 

5— T~* B«R)ii d', ii. 277. 

"fj, n«Ta lUnwy, Soott'. «jTic 

"fil!!°- "•!.,""•• *»" .boot 
tb« Mock Election, ix. 177 

„-• '""1 ™ l'«TT, 11. |(W. 

B.m.11., iln. F.lfoi. Il„„,b„ , 
fij by, rt. 107, m, 171, T72 Cut!., I 170, isn . _ 

gnrmg of, U. M. ' 

Ucrtfort, Muqoi. of, cominmwl 

Rukui,"Dnk.of,"i. 174. 
".«h«iii, ..pwlitlo. to, i. 17.1. 

•bm Onirn IV. Ti.iud EdOJ. 
HiiUmd., Soott'. Moimioii. to i 


HwklMd Widow, Tb., nmettod 

in Edinbonth. i. aa ~— "o" 
Hk« of Hijrfddt, a«,'. o.t, T. 

Hinvo., David, It. 254 n. 

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nme vablubcd, ix. 288 n.. 239; 
■eooua toIdiu*, 265. 
HobluiDM, Joha Cam, %lii> W. 
HodgBon, Captun, Memoin of, ed- 

itad by Soott, UL 2. 
Hck^pon, Dr. Frodsham, iz. 40. 
Hogarth, Geoig«, v. 256 n. 
HfflBg, James, fint meata Soott, ii. 
S; fimt pablioatioiia, 114, 116; 
latter to Scott, 116; rMonuzn 
the anthorabip of Tha Black 
Dwarf, 126 a. ; Scott trial to aid, 
130, 131. 178, 214; bit popnlaritT 
in Scotland, iii. 62 ; Lady Dal- 
keith's friendship with, 249, 250 ; 
adocation of, It. 91 ; letter from, to 
the DncheM of Bucclench, 250 ; 
eatabliabed at Altrive by the 
Dvka of BoccleDcb, 252 ; qnar- 
rels with Scott, v. 81-83 ; letter 
from, to Scott, 82 ; hia aong for 
the banner of Bnccleuch, quoted, 
87 ; settles tt Altrive Lake, 168 ; 
first meeting with the Dnke of 
Bnocleuoh, 193; writea Jaoobita 
amga, yi. 26, 27 ; geta hti nose 
broken, 187 ; innted by Scott to 
attend coronation of George IV., 
251 ; at the Galashiels festival, 
vii. 69 ; financial distress, viii. 
196. 254 ; wanta to get on the pe- 
cuniary Ust of the Royal Literary 
Society, ix. 80 ; p<vtrait of, x. 44 
n. ; death of, 161. 
Htm, Robert, writes to Loekhart, 
MHribiDg Scott'a method of com- 
poaitirai, ix. 85-87. 
Hogmanay at Abbotsford, tL 11-18 ; 

^ 213-216. 
Htdoroft, Thomaa, i. 231. 
Holland, Dr., called ftvconaoltatioB 
with Scott'a r^^nlar phyneian, x. 
Hidland, Lord, hia action in the 
Thomas Seott case, iii. 161 ; Scott's 
nlatioiiB with. 164, 165 ; and eati- 
mate of, x. 138. 
HtJland Honae, Scott'a Tint to, ix. 

180, 181. 
Holm, Sound of, iv. 167. 
Home, George, Clerk of Seauon, iL 

199 ; iii. 229. 
Home, John, author td Dooglaa, L 
18, 122 ; hia eao^w from a Han- 
OTerian garriwm, 193; bb works 
Liz. 10. 

Honeyman, Sir William, Bart See 

Armadale, Lord. 
Hood, Lady (later Mr*. Stewart- 
Mackenne of Seaforth), iii. 246 ; 
iv. 19 ; T. 14 ute n. 
Hook, Theodore, Tit. 58 ; the ori- 
ginal ** John Bull," ix. 31 u. ; an 
able writer, 161. 
Hoole, John, his translation of Taa- 
ao, i. 81 ; and of Arioato, 38 ; viii. 
Hope, Right H<ni. Charlea, member 
of CommiMon to aeanb for Re- 
galia of Scotland, T. 208 ; colonel- 
commandant of Edinburgh Vol- 
unteer*, vi. 112. 
Hope, James, i. 24. 
Hope, Major43eneral John, member 
of Commisaion to search for Re- 
galia of Scotland, t. 208. 
Hope, John, Solicitor-General for 
Scotland, his ability, viii. 120 and 
n. ; dines with Scott, ix. 215. 
Hope, Sir John, of Pinkie and Crdg- 

hall, tiart., viii. 150. 
Hope-Scott, J. R. See Soott 
Hopetoun, Countess of, ix. 230, 247 n. 
Hopetoun, Earl of, and Dr. Graham, 

i. 108. 
Home's Pool, ii. 111. 
Homer, Francis, and the Edlnbugh 

Review, iii. 44. 
Homer, Gilpin, auary of, ii. 148, 144, 

Horses, Scott's, iL 166, 181; iU. 6; 

v.68,69: vi 52, 53,91. 
Horton, Sir Robert Wilmot, hia in- 
terest in emigration, ix. 11. 
Horton, Lady, the original of By- 
ron's ** She walks in beauty," ix. 
Hongomont, Scott'a intexeit m, v. 

House of Aspen, Scott's dramatic 
akattih, ii. 12-14, 50 ; iii. 64 a. ; 
printed in Heath's Keepsake, ix. 
Howard, John, his philanthropy, ix. 

Howiaon, William, iv. 26 ; his work 
aaiA developmeut into a meta- 
phyneian, viL 126, 127. 
Howley, William, Anhbishop of 

Canterbury, iii. 126 ; ix. 172. 
Hoy, island of, the, iv. 171. 
Hoy, Old Man of, iv. 180. 

> of St Paul'i, 

HiriiM, D,., , 
A 187. 

HuhM, Mb., Tiiit, Sortt, tU. 187 ■ 
W Momuit of Dr. Pm, 187 il ■' 
Sj^tl^wltw to, .boM Looklii; 

Horn., D.Tid, Bwm of th. Rx. 

i;.«zl^'.u°°'l'?«°" »' Scott ,; 

orator otth,Ad,oo.t«' Librittr, 

to. J17; deAtb of, 218 n. 

US*' iP*™* '"" l^toriM), W, 


0DI7 rliTmea qpoted, t. 71 
Hame, Joseph, adrooate, 


death of, Vi. 42. 
°^' iv^)' ^- ^^■' """"^ Scott, 

Homo Cutle, i. 61 
Hmtor, AloiMder Oib»n, Co„. 
!S ,J!.''SS"'' "'• '9. 101. lOS 
133'n ' *"' ""• "•".• »!«: 
bZ*"' fe' °' NorwicI,, i 224 n. 

toJYi. '■'• °' s™iy-K.o,.?L 

Haotly Bnni, rendence of tlu Fer. 
»»«™. J- 176; rt 42, 1.59, 231- 
■««» of Thomas the RhTtner'a 

IJur,«, jii 210; the old mJ3. 
5;2^,»g;«»>-»«c little r.ri»e 
Hrart, Rohiwa, 4 Co., donht. „t 
ttrtr lolTeBoy, riii. 62; their biU 
"MM with ConetaUe, 77 i i, 
tooiible, 83; their «„J h^eat \^. 
lubilitiei and nltiDiate na™.»ta' 
„lS2,238,frihd,m '^'™°'^ 

Jjjo. of Sir Walter, ill; X(l^ 
HjMa, a, daaaed, ii. 178. 

^W?.' •''■• "^ "^ Sf Bijah, Tiii. 
Inohkenneth, iij. 193, 

Inferno of Altiiidor.,' The, Ui. 227. 
login. Sir Robert, i! 84. 
Innerleiaen, inflnenoe of St Ro. 

ran'e WeU at, rii. 152. 
"^"1™"". •»« offeet. of, i. 189 ; 

Sr212; pebble from, «,nt to 
M«. Badlie, iU. 193, IW, 239 
•«luid^.tate of, in 1822, Tii. 20; 
™ted bytioott in 182.5, Tiii. iJ 
aj; condition and oharaoteriwio. 

''2^*'°*"''°° *" Scotland, ii. 218, 
''5pSi°'' *'°°°*' *" Gn«t«Tn», 

'^lii"?''?'.,"^"" Ve»ton), 
^feeeor of Uw, L 48; ii 

Irrtw, Rot. Edward, eloqneno. of, 
^' l^'i ,Wl«»«ce, 248; and 
wanner, 247. 

'^ii'",'?,' '■"''i'y" "'"' Soott, i. 

IM ' 11?? ' !^S^^"^ °f Scott, 

^i,mV'"'' '°°' »'^ """ 

Irrtng Waiinston, uieedote of 

botrford an/ Ife,.t«Kj onoSi^ 
88; ™t. Abboteford, 180; hii 
dMcnptton of hi. rweption, 181- 
J8J , note, on hu nut, 184-190. 
iTMho. Minlj written by dicta- 
tan, vi. 48; pnblidi«i, 122; Lad, 
I^na. Stnart'. enjoyment if, 123 
n. ; reoepbon in England, 127 • 

Scott . eontnbntiona to, iy. lOS 

Inittor. rf Soott, iT. 39 and n., 92 ( 
I-SS; 11.4,6; i. 17a 

Jacob, WBliam, ii. 160, no n 




JanMMD, Robert, the antifiiury, u. 
178, 18»i hli niiutratioiu of 
Northern AntiqaitiM, iv> 105 ; ed- 
its Burt't Letten from the North 
of SootUod, Tl. U. 
Juaiewa, Dr. John, his history of 
theCaldeu,iii.20e; ediU poems 
of Bmoe and Wallaoe, It. 119, 122 ; 
visits Soott, Ttii. 288. 
Jsmiwon, Cspti^ J(^* z- 140. 
Jsrdine, Sir Henry, ». 209; proffers 

saristaooe to Soott, viii. loO. 
Jedburgh, sssiM si, i. '.70, 174, 
199 ; Tiii. 301 ; s maiden drenit 
at, 247 ; election at, in 1826, 251, 
262; in 18?0, ix. 270; Scott's 
treatment at, x. 33-80, 66, 67- 
Jeffwy, Catherine Wilson, ii. 147 n. 
Jeffrey, Francis, Lord, flrrt meetiMr 
with Scott, i. 100 ; succeeds Syd- 
ney Smith aa editor of the Edin- 
bnigh ReTiew, U. 92 ; iii- 43, 44, 
102; his opinion of The Lay of 
the Last Minstrel, 147; review 
of Marmion, :J;l-3.") ; Scott's view 
of him aa a critic, 30 n.; reriew of 
The Lady of the Lake, 174r-n6 ; 
of Scott's Life of Swift, iv. 111- 
113 ; letter from Scott, v. 176 n. ; 
his address on labor combinationB, 
Tiii. 03 ; wants im^inadon bitted 
and managed, iz. 4<I, 47 ; bis bill 
for appointing a new sheriff of 
Selkirkshire, x. 156. 
Jenkinson (Lord IdTerpool), lines 

on, i. 243. 
Jenkyns, Dr. Richard, ii. 40. 
Jephson, Rev. Mr., Soott sabseribea 

to his sermons, viii. 266. 
Jephson, Mrs., viii. 266. 
JesnitB, their aotiYity in France de- 
trimental, ix. 23. 
Jews, Scott's feeliiw toward, as 

financiers, viii. 06, 307. 
Jobson, Jane, her engagement to 
Scott's son Walter, rii. 245-247 ; 
niarriage, 248,240. 5e« o/fo Scott, 
Mrs. Walter. 
Jobson, Mi«.,Tii. 266,260; <mpoees 
her danghter's marriage to Scott's 
son, 247 i her meeting with Scott 
and contemporary opinion of, 
248 n. 
JohnofSkys. Sm Bruce, John. 
Johnnie Groat's Honsa, It. 171- 
Johnson, Samuel, Scott's admiration 

of , as a poet, lit 186 ; inthsHeb' 
rides, 103, 194; encounter with 
Lord Auchinleck, 106, 11M3. 

Johnstone, Chevalier, his Memoirs 
of the Rebellion of 1745, viii 188, 
189 n. 

Jt^mstone, Robert (" Palladio John- 
stone "), ■?!. 102. 

Jollie, James, a trustee of Scott's af< 
fairs, viiL 140 n., 161. 

Jones, Inigo, 1. 197. 

Jones, Panl, his threatened descent 
on Edinburgh in 1779, i. 123 ; his 
attack on Leith, Til. l76. 

Jones, Oir William, compared with 
John Leyden as a Hiwnist, vi 71 n. 

J .. eph, Mr., bis bust of Soott, x. 108. 

Jury, trial by, iii- 212. 

Kay, James, hb Edinburgh Portraits 

cited, i. 103 n. 
Eean, Edmund, quarrels with Mr. 

Bncke, vi. 32. 
Keble's Christian Year quoted, x. 

Keeldar, the people of, ix. 124. 
Keepsake, The, Scott's contributions 
to, ii. 13, 14 ; asked to edit, ix. 
Keith, Sir Alexander, Knight-Mari< 

schal of Scotland, vii- 37. 
Keith, Mr., of Ravelston, vii. 27. 
Keith, Mrs., of Ravelstun, i. 70. 
Keith, Mrs. Murray, death of, ▼. 
230, 231 ; her tale suggests The 
lUghland Widow, viii. 261 ; de- 
picted as Mfs. Bethnne Baliol, ix. 
Keith, William, X. 169. 
Kelly's Reminiscences, Scott s re* 

view of, Tiii 250. 
Kelso, Scott's early residence m, l 

28-33. 90-103. 
Kelso Mail, the, ef.tahliahed by 
James Ballantyne, i. 231 ; ii. 35. 
Kemble, Cbai'les, Scott criticises hii 
interpretation of Benedick, ix. 55 
n. ; breakfasts with Soott, 250. 
Kemble, Frances Anne, anecdote* 
of, iii. 146 n. ; compared to Mrs. 
Siddons, ix. 268 and n. ; breakfasts 
with Scott, 259, 260 n. 
Kemble, John Philip, as Macbeth, 
i. 108 ; at Ashestiel, iii. 145 ; an- 
ecdote of, 148 ; Scott's oriticimn 
of his rdles, iv. 45 ; t. 164 ; hii 

Kemp, OBOTg,, 1 187 n. 



IW JS?'^°''J'*•''°'•«»•"'- 
i^^, 18J, 207 , dnuii.tta.ti™, of, 

mlwottli, oiurin of ,( 107. , I f ***• 

™j™I, 217. 


.MS; l«tterfi»m,a28. 
K.11, John, J Glugow, Hi. 61 .. 
^Hx "•* oTa.. StirUnj^ i. 

J<«d to CW1« fomble'., i^M 

^"5°'B«lo.h, rti. 285,„„t. 
Uw«d u seditioia, vi. 122. 

Kiii^lraiKh, Mr., . tMther of duf 

•nd dumb, riii. 302. 
§ ipplUw, i. 162. 

228°° ""^ ^'*°^' '■ 

«. 66. - 

I^dUj Mr. ("LfM Nippy. .),Ui. 
LMdi.w, Willimn, ud Duidi. m-. 

•»c. ,itl, ii. 41 ; i„,^„eMSoS 


woods), 158 i niMt, Wuhington 
l™»« at Abbotafotd, ISSra. 
•niMM.ioa to Scott, Ti 48 : . 3 

.coi.t,mpor, otoh novel, rt. 
if', "<»"• ...(.reaaiona of,%iii. 
SI: Iciea a cliild,2'" * ■ 

'ing, D.»id, 1. 100. 
•^J MJoolm, the hiatoriM, |. 

I*W, The, niebune of Scott'. 
I^t"*™. Walter, iii. ,49. ^' ' 
l^b, ChMl«^ anggcrta origin of 

" ■ ^,J°;« « l»li.K of God. 

— — ««"** HI an to flortheotM I Sw.mL ■^."^°' entir a. to 

>r.portnUt,179i»mertK f^iT* "o'J'^"" ""''Ul.'. 

>• editor of MS. mU^SSZ^jT? I ?^"^"^' ■■• 222 n. , goneio.ity t» 

. bpotlier poet, iii. 30. 

'^dM.p. flMdening, Scott'. Ea.. 

on. footed, i. 09, 106; ,1. 188. 

^ of, Til 140; ,ritt«l, i.: 

Kirkwrfl, iv, 10a. 

*«^ The, u Abbolrfopd, 

JJrtmt, Tul 143, f44, ]5] . 

Krighlon, Sir Willim, pri„,e ani. I .IJ .__■ i '. 

"1^ to King 0«>OT IV Iw * ^-1™" '» W 

100, 512 ; S^, TU ni' .T; r •?• * "- '8 n. 
JMrta S«rtt to it to nS^S ^I.^"' ^."«"' 
«>r.p»«„it,l78;,«~^/S^ ?^'f^»°yi«»»" 


«u«d Stoart prinofla, 264 
Knoj D,Tid, .ooidenUl de^th of, i, 

Kbm, ft. Bobwt, ix. 21«. 
Knox. WillUiH . 

"iJl'X"" . y^ po.., rti. I L«d«.r,grBd.ta, R. A., bia por- 
trait of Soott.*. 1CK .""iwr 

I* C.TJ, Seolt'a Tirit to, I. 121 • 
^■Mdictm. niona.tery of, 122, 

""r reneu.. CmU,, i. 221. S?T' ,o, ° „"■>•''. 203, 235, 

I*iy of the Lake ITia k«„, a- r V *• '21 n., 182, 183. 
1*1 .ompl««J,''iM!' ^JS; I ^*»™. J"*", po,™ of, I no, 

t™itofSoott,i. 105.' 

^^Lit??-""'',^"'«-CI«rk for 
Selfarkabira, tI. 05 Md n 

otod, rta 68 n. ; i.. vn, 203, 235 
251 ; I 121 n., 182, 183. 




i,llmifa of, U.204! b. 

Umnnit, 8«>U't naidnM U, U. 

4-«,40, UW; ULtn. 
I^tinu, DKrii, til* ociglul of, L 

Xdrtia, Soott'i MMnnMoti on th* SooC- 

tiah tnoniuMiatioii of, vii. *iOO. 
LcwoUb, Laiid, t, 319 n. ; ibstk of, 

Lwidwdtio, Eul of, ii SOS, 206, 

208 i ii. 76 ; U> aotion in tlu 

Tlunui Soott cue, lii. 160-103. 
Laarbton, Harqnla di, Ix. 28 n. 
Lanl-Montmoniiay, Onk* of, Tinta 

Soott, i>. 277. 
Ij>w, Looli^ ii. 28. 
Lawnnoo, Sir ThooiM, paiDti SooCt'i 

poctnit for tha Eiiig, Ti. 147- 

149; tU. 16; ii. ^738; 1.192; 

Soott'i MtiifMtion with tho por- 

tnit, iz. 38; at the noeptioD of tho 

Doke of WoUington in Darham, 

117 ; dooa tho honon of tha Royal 

Academy, 176. 
Lay of tfa« Laat Hinatfei, The, In. 

tradietion quoted, ii. 82, 160; 

origin of, ti. 148, 148 ; nrapMi 

ofiTS, ^, 86, no, 186, 144-148 ; 

^tin« of, 138; pnUUiad, 143; 

opinior.i of Jeffrey, ESlia, Frere, 

Knglofield, Pitt, and Foa, 147- 

166; iii. 28; •oeoaaa of, ii IM, 

Leeetunao, I>Ir., of Lriito Port, L 78. 
Legend of Movtmae, A, written by 

dietation, ri 48 ; pnUialiad, 62, 

Lennox, the, Seott'a riait to, t. 173. 
Lanoro, Biiiirer'a, Seott'a traaalation 

of, L 217. ^,227. 
Leopold, IMnee, of Saze.4Jobnrff 

(afterward King of the Belgiana), 

riaita Ahbotaford, ri. 91, 94-96. 
Lorwiek, It. 130486, 162; latter 

from, in rene, to the Dnke of 

Leelie, Charlee RolMTt, on Ghan- 

teey'a boat of Soott, ri. 152 n. ; 

pointa aporttait of Scott, riii. 67 ; 

Laaa udJ an, home of the laiida of 

Saebnn, L 68. 
Lettera, an index to a man'a ehaiao- 

ter, iU. 29. 
LettaiB on Demonology and Witeh> 

craft, Seott'a, qooted, L 197, 198 ; 
iL 27 ; pmiraea of, im. 2W, 266, 
264; pabliahad, 2ia 

Lettemcnthe Hialory<< Scotland, 
T. 120 and n. 

Larcn, Alexander, tenth Sari of, 
UL 78 and a. 

Lewie, Matthew Oregory (Monh 
Lewie), I. 83 ; lettera from, to 
Soott, iL a, 7 ; Seott'a opinion of, 
8, 29 ; relatioBa with Scott^, 10, 
16, 17; latter from, about Wa^nr- 
ley. It. 2JS6; ralie of hia CaatU 
Spoetn, rili. 169 a. 

Leydan, I>r. John, linea by, L 66, 
M; ii. 78 ; hir ..'eat leaniiig, 36, 
38; relatiora with Scott, 37-3! >, 
47, 48-62, ■\a; anecdotee ol, ,0, 
73; btiwlnced to EUia, 74; let- 
tera to Scott, 78, 80 ; anccaaa in 
India, ill. 99 ; letur to, 246 ; death 
of, 247 ; oompand with Sir Wfl- 
liam Jooee aa a Ungniat, vi 71 n.; 
ocarreia with Campfcell, riii. 283. 

Liddell, Hon. Henry (later Earl of 
Rarenaworth), wdecmae Seott to 
Rarenawocth, ix. 117; daaeribM 
the dinner at Durham, 119 ; riaita 
Abbolaford, z. 42 and n. 

Liddell, Dr., of the Baihain, i. 96, 

Liddaadale, Seott'a "raida" lnto,L 

Lifting of the Banner, Seott'a aong 
for the banner of Bnocleiioh, t. 86. 

Lilliealcaf , anecdoto of a miniefer of , 
▼i. 66. 

Linton, a cognomen of Adam Far> 
goaon, i. 171 and n., 176, 200, 216. 

Literary Fnnd, the, Scott deolinaa 
to beoome a atawaid for, x. 40; 

Literary Society, The, formed by 
Scott and hb aaaodatae, L 13S; 
Scott reada a paper before, 164. 

LiTcrpool, Loid, iO, ix. 74. 

Llangollen, " the Lediee " of, riiL 

Loch Katrine, flmt acea by Scott, L 
126; often reriaited, 103, 194. 

Loohore, Seott'a riaito to,Tii. 262, 
258; Tiii.2,2g8. 

Looker, B. H., propoaee to gftw np 
hia life of Oeorn ID. to Soott, 
ix. 13. 

Lockhart, Charlotte. Stt Bopa- 
Seott, Hia. J. B. 




or, Til. 128 n. ; UIn«w. H>4 • »•>«. 
^. 108, "5; h''i^iSrci 

^'Jfj i '•".rfcom Scott, B," 
death of, I. ie2 ud f '""■ 

'«*'™«> J' bm, ant 

tod«I dinrtmut of thi Amuul 
225^'/". 1810, 288; ki,lSt 

ij LiTTj"'*'™''' " ta>i»Mdon 

W«, B.ll«tjM, 

jra ; •tt.iidi Sou.. «, uuud. Tiii 

PJ". 35, 38, .boot WoiwS ' Si ^.°'.' '•"•! '™°' •» S«^ 

Ita. Cootto'. ThH., 67 TVhiSnSr^ ^i'J" «?«. birtk of, 
"""^ t^i;. 81, 62, hi. omtao. S2f?ro?r^,'*i" '•"!«■. 

»8 ■. J qmd, ChrirtiM. of 1828 
jnlM Soott aboat Tom Pmdio'i 

i2'Tre?y*'°«j2(»- ut. 

«m of Soott to, Tl. 87 D 47, 
"■''I>.76,T7, 194, 200, 243;^: 


'tJi'lfS^ j^ -rf Cljj. 

Hp'* Brilkb Portrait^ a. 74. 

I^adoD, Sdott'a Tiaita to^ L I7- 11 

lOl 81,200, iii 128- T in.'Jr 

1J.I?' ^•''"'Bmriotta.i 82. 
UndoD RoTOw, The, »U. 96, 11». 

I^ag-Hopa, Bar of, It. ICtl. 

l-ongloga, Laochio, Ti 91, Ba. 

"™pnan« & Co., piuobaae etmw 
rigbt of Border ilSSSIi?, iHJ: 
aod publuh i, 88,89, pobliah 
^•Xay of tie Laat MSartrd. 
166 , a collection of BalliSTw^ 

?i. « ^' Maaaeriag, tTwI 
The Mooaaterj, ri. 146/ 
I-MjrftheUe,, Tbe,,„rt«!, a. 

it- ff^ of. T. 1, 6, 10, II. 

pobiiaiwi; 12 ; Mrt.™ of; IbI a?; 



po|>rinttj of , 11 1 ori(taid US. of , 

•t AbboUfonl, >. IW •. 
Loni, Muqiili of, U. ii. 
LotUu, Ibraato of, >. 147, 188. 
Lowloa.CiMurlMol, tt. IW. 

iMihroTb, It. an, iW. 

LouU, llmhM, s. 138. 
LowaTMr Hiidn^ ii. lOS, 111. 
LuT, Mr., ■kon Sntt CIuiImiM 

&ll,iz.l«g 1<». 
Lm7, Mn., b. 100- 
Londl*. John, aoMiioU of. It. 12. 
Lsttnll, Brarjr, U. 8. 

Ibbtauvloa, tho, U. 103, lOS. 
MxialUrtn'o iisn,oa Uiid of Sk;*, 

It. 1M, 904, 313. 
It'Cormick, Dr.. dal«« Unditur 

irCfU, BoT. Dr. ThomM, t. 128, 138. 
HieCiiiDnioDi, tlio. It. 200. 
MMOiiUooh, EUisbMh, wifa of 

Tkomao Soott, L 11 ; U. 16 n. 
llMdoasld, Aodnw, uthor of Tl- 

monh, L 30, 180. 
HMdonald, lAvronoo, hit but of 

Soott, I. IDS ud n. 
Miedoorid, Ibniul, Soott'i ao- 

qulotweo with, Ix. 24, 28 ud o. 
Ibodould, Bofiuld, of Staffs, •■. 

torlsin Soott, UL 181-192. 
Blaodonoll, Colontl RmikMioii, of 

GUngBnr. Set Glonffarrr. 
UaoDoonl, Sir a«ir|o, of Makoif- 

toon, L 14, 67. 
UuDoogaL Sir Hear; Ea;, I 14, 

137 i T. 171, 877 i Ti. 101, 110. 
Maodoofal, luhal, wlfs of Waltor 

Soott, tat laiid of Baabom, L 3, 

14 a., S7. 
Haodnra Croa, lidt to, til. 82; 

opiiiiona of Soott'a poem on, 124. 
MaoFait, Dr., Soott'e tntoc in mathe- 

matiea, L 35, 30. 
Maotailan, .lohn, of Kirkton, i. 186. 
Maokar, Charlea, aa Bailie Nieol 

Jarrie, ri. 21, 45, 240, 240; letter 

to, 22. 
Ifaoka;, Bar. Dr. Mae i a t oeh, riaite 

Soott dnrin( hia Ulneaa, i. 63, 64 

and n., 66. 
Maoka;, Mr., an Irfikman, triea to 

intereet Soott in priaon reform, is. 

169, lea 

H^V"". Jamae, trial of, for mur- 
der, 1237. 

, CoUa, of Poetnon, L 82, 
289; U. 6,218; Ui. 1U7; latter to 
Soott abort Marmioa, iU. 89; of- 
ten Soott Oaaoalal help, tIU. 160; 

acraaa to trv to make teime for 
CoMUble, 164; approree Mala- 
ahl, 206; aaarat UbeialitT of, ii. 

181 ; Saott'e opinian of, 168. 
laekaaria, Bwr, Ui. 1V> ; It. 122, 
108, 290 n., 208; riaita Abbota- 

ford, Ti 178, 180, 181 ; 

about kb Utersr; fame, tUI. 107; 

death of, i. 24. 

Maokeuie, Kineald, t. 209. 

HaaUnaon, William Aleaader, U. 

Maekiiit4iah, Sir Jamea, oxtraet from 
kta Indian Diary, W. 176 a. ; let- 
ter U> Soott aboat hia Inaaoial 
tronblee, tUL 167 n. ; eommends 
Seott'a attitude on the Cotholio 
Qoaitiaa, iz. 236; a frequent Tie- 
■tor to Scott, I. 88. 

M'Lean, Sir Allan, noelToa Dr. 
JohnsoB, Ui. 193; aaeedota of, 

M'Lean, Donald, W. 8- 1. 204. 

Maoleod, Laiid of. It. 196. 

M'Nab of lAot itt, In. 66 aad n. 

MaenallT, Leonard, It. Ill n. 

M'Nanilit, Bar. Mr., oaaa of, L 187- 


MaoaeOl, Heotor, aothor of Tlie 
PMloral, or Ljiio Mnaa of Soot- 
land, ill 112. 


Maaphomon, of Clonr, glTaa a dof to 
Soott, iJL 261. 

Maopbaraon, Datid, aaonomlBt and 
antiqnar;, il. 212. 

Maopheraea, Jamee, hie Omiatt, ii. 
1^170; It. 2aa 

Maoqneen, Bobert (Lrnd Bfxdhdd), 

Maclo Mountain, Seott'a dialane 
with the Oenine of the, iz. £2- 

Matiolan, lie Oraat, It. 27. 

Maaratb, Terenee, t. 198 and n. 

Mahan,Lord, 1.80. 

Maid of Toto, The, Seott'a, U. 14. 

Malda, Soott'e dog, t. 97 and n., 
186, 241, 276; aooidentto, tL 99; 
hia death, -A 200; hia epitaph, 
202, 203 ; the prototrpe t/Beria 
in Woodatoek, riii. 27a 

•■• rwMptiod D^ "fffiMBff (Ml 
•f Tl*.*!? "T*". It 08, 76. 

!J3^ ' T* °" "»itt«i, aooi 
«J«M nuuhutmi^ aw'. ^ 

•M on. oom^tnl, SOT i udI^VZi 
J7 Coll. M£k...i.78d8?ESJ 

jlnr *» *. ** ' "PfOM About. 210 • 
Jg-r «.oo.k«l'o,., SS-l^ 
JfcWU. .M ftok.,, I»4.2S] 

■^•otfon ia tin mmm 
••{"•"Jf, OraoMl Sb Jobo, a ™. 




1JS.^J!'J l-rt o« th. «... 
right Jm Monar, 1.. 24arti. 

™S!' '» IT"""!.™, unMta Um 
„'™V»"«nl, Til 12 ,^ 

io», T. aiOi a olowr Diaa, <iU. 

. n ■' "• ''^ i pott tin bri 
•~~<— o», TlU. 16. ' 

•W^Soott', TMt to, a. 99-108, 
"fMta ooamiiar, from Mra 
'°*»a"T'"*'amaj Joamal, ^^ 

„--~?0" 01, TfU. 16. 

"^JJJW"*. th. Ho.. Jfa. &. 

M^Jowbajk, Lori, hi. toaat to Sir 
di^^JT'A' *« <* Sortf. ill. 

oath. wKmI, nil. 166. ^^ 

*•»»«>, Abaaadn, yt U4. 


«Wi ol a. Soottidi T7. 

^":i.n" ''™"*^«^ 

•^'bi^Ai Dartd, <»aq«io« rf 

~^ Toyag. to Shetland U«; 

MjjJMibaafa, Jdm „thor of HMm 
la V.IM, i. 102. ^^^ 

JUmioa latwdoctlo. ,w«.d, a. 

Sl^'ifV^j, '^°' Woa, ia. 2, 

«jidi«i.f; it. oompodtion.*-12, 


'! *• ■»^' of Patrick Hanaj, 

OtoiubMi, traaK 

Mdfl., . 

"SJ^J*"!^. ai. 283, Wadnar. 
ton Irriag'. ,idt ,., t. ISaTi 

"J™. a«»nil, aandot. of, U. 
»• •!» , Soon I iotu> on Ui M. 

a^ «»-^rffi «,nd^ ta 

™ Ijonn. Soott em, iH. lao. 
ira j dwtk of. 218. "^ 

"»»<>«•). 1. TO n. , ii. 31 j la. 88, 


US, i»; h. Ms 


i MggMlid for 

i7i>di% m. 

>1S; «Wu Abbolrfitd, t. S74, 
flS, 27V,aSO,alll,!ai4,!«a: pio- 
TCknl wtth Mn. Onatol LaCfx, 
tiU-lCUi qaambwUkSMUom 
ll»liah(>«nlwi lMlm,ait| b« 
null AtOimM wtM* t«» Mm, 
IM-2MI nod nlUioH fidl? n- 
■totvi, tSt; UlDM of U> Ml 
Boboil, aO«, SOB I looooUooBoo, 
ta.a7i iMonoliUaioilf lobohdi 
o( Allu Cnaiaclum'i km, 184. 
MoItIUo, 8b JUMO, Moaolio <*, b. 

»•• _ 

Monorio o( Iko SomonUlti. Tko, T. 

11; TU.aWn.1 I. MS. 
HouUo, Hob. WUllam, It. 118. 
Uomtot, HiM, I. IN). 
Morlbi,gnn of, 11.46. 
HortooD, Mat of the HudoH familf, 

I. 68 1 Scott'l tororlto TOMtt at 

Chrittmaa, iU. 13 1 TUt to, tUL 

Motkodist pnaohan, tUi 168, 164. 
Moorioo. JT, te. 23. 
Mkhal, FranciKOO, Ua Poatieal Ro- 

manM of TiUlaii, II. 123 a. 
Mlekla, W. J., bla CuaMr Hall, I 

118, 11». 
MilUr, Joba, I^., Ui. ItS, 201, 202. 
MiUor, Sir William (Loid Oloilaa), 

Millar, WUliani, baja om foirlb la- 

tonot la Maniiioa, Hi. 8 ; niUUiaa 

Soott'a adltioa of Dr;aaB, 46; 

bora oao foorth iaUiaat la tho 

UdT of tlia Lain, IflS. 
Hlllla, B<«, kar oharm. It. 1V8, 

MUmaa, Bar. Hanry Hart, ofioiataa 

at Mia. LooUuvt't faaaial, 1. 182 ; 

alanaa by, 188, 184. 
MOaa, Nioei, of lUdovida, t. >1» ; 

TLa3,118i tU.261. 
Ulltoa, Joha, miaiatBia of, by 

Coopor, ix. S aad a. 
MIHoa-LoeUiart, bonw id William 

LooUait, I. 66. 
UbMtralay of tha Soottiali Border, 

Tbe, II, 80-«l ; materiala for, 1. 

1T7, 178 ; 6rBt two Tolamia pab- 

llabad,ii.52, K; latter fromOaorn 

EUia abont,S7 ; third rolamaprV 

liehed, 81 ; lalea, 88, 89. 
Mioto, Oabart,firatEariat,a20e 

Ua akaraatar aad Ufa, tW. IM, 

Mlrbal, Madame, aalata mlatataia 

aftieott,la.2S,2t, 28 a. 
Mirror, The Mafia, ir. 2& 
MitakaU, Bar. Jamee, tutor la tke 

8aatt family, lammiaeeaoee by, i. 

»l-97i Beott Tiiila, at MoMroaa, 


Moira, Earl of. ii. 16S, 206, 206. 
MoMary, Tha, bapm before Iraa- 

hoe waa Uahei tI. 187: pab- 

Ikhed, 146i reoeadoaof, 189. 
Moae Me(, Soott lalareatad la ita 

ratora to Ediaboi(h, rU. 68; 

broaaht baok fai trlamph, iz. 280. 
MoBlaco, Lady Mary Wortlay, 11. 

Moatan, Lady, r. 170 a. j aealdeat 

Moata(a, Lord, U. 81 i ill. 40 i bt- 

tan to, Y. 108 i rL 1,24, 68,60, 

M, 107, 144, 210, 215, 2.17, 349, 

3(2i TiL 7, e, 26, 26, 29, 81, 107, 

Mootacaa Hooee, Soott at, U. SIS, 

Honteltk, Heory, of Carataiio, rl 

Moatfaaeoa'e Aatii)aitiae, a eat of, 

flToa to Soott by Oeorp IV., til 

Moatfooaary, Jamae, Soott'e re^y to 

kia reqaeet for a poem, rlt 170. 
MoatUoB, Geaeral, oaole of M a d a m e 

MIrbel, iz. 26. 
Mim im ore a ey, efaftteaa of, plaadered 

by tke Pnealaaa, t. 67, 08. 
Uoatraae, Marqala of, hie aerord 

llTeato 8oott,llL26S; TU.S8aada. 

Moaypeaay, Alazaoder, 

tor Soott, Till. 149 a.i 

Soott'a eeafideaoe la 198. 

Moaypeaay, Darld (Lord FltatUly), 
L104; Tin. 199. 

Moor of MoorfaaU, U. 104, 106. 

Moore, Sir John, itatne of, a. 166. 

Moore, Thomaa, hie Twopeaay Poet 
Boy, It. 89 ; Seott'e lettaia to, aboot 
Byroa, t. 2S.82 ; tUI. 81 ; writea 
Soott about hie Killamey trip, 
TiiLSOi hia Tieit to Abbotaford. 
60-64 ; Soott'e opinion of , 87 ; hia 
aattaaate of Byroa, 89; at Biat 
diapoeed to aeeompany Soott to 
Faaee,iz.lli latter from Saott^Q. 

•««««. Tm III YJ,'"" « 


uS™?*"' I 88, 88. "^ ■»» 
M«J».pation rjMo^ ,„ 

"^ >fc- «f Oulii HoM, It. 
2s ^•'»u'« c* H«, tU. IW 


i!°2' ^J^MiW^ abort By««. 

"•O" »»il to, at Mil,u iSl 

"ST*'' WilllMi, Buanr of .1,. 

"•I'Roj.tJii'S^J?'"' °* 


Napiw, MMTty, li. M 

Fodmla, i,. 190. 

N«pol»ii. S« Bnouparta 
NMiBTtb, Al..Mi„ ^234 ud s. • 

J.-r™, Sir Gk,^, ,1.87. 
w<««l,«L8Ia,j UaHunfraa 



HiUtn, t W I kb pOTMte e< SmH, 

a^wum. Ml M SMfi Mnri Id- 

mm»n»i, i lia. 
NU, ComMM, yU. It. 
NiAob, B., iMUr to, bca SMtt, li. 

NImI, WUlUa, MjiimHir •« Utai- 

tank Hwk Bokool, "a mth< 

bUow," 1. 17, W> ud ■. 
NlwU, IUt. Ut., priMipid ol St 

Axlnwa, tiU. m. 
KImUoi, J«w, d>ii(htor a( ck> 

Dmi of Enur, I. Mg. 
MUoJaoD, John, farorito attmdHt of 

Soott'i I. :l, 9, M, Itf, 148, IK. 
Nioiilaa.!tenk, >. 117. 
Nip), Fottnaa gl, Tka. Sm Fv- 

MaH of Nlgtl, Tko. 
Nlmot^a, Soott'i (atol Utaok ol 

opoplti; mhI panlyiltBt, x. 145. 
Nlmml, Seott'a lioonil, U. 100, iTS 

NIppT, Ubd, Ui. 70-73. 
Nlra, JuM, Sootl'a dafoBM o<, <• 

tko chain of mardor, t 310. 
NobU HoriB(or, Tka, Soott'o kallad, 


Noftk, Rofor, L 183. 
Nortkamptoa, MiwiMnima of. Stt 

CUpkaiM, Mamftt Maol o an 
yoctkamptott, Harqali of. 8m 

ComptoB, EarL 
Kavtkaoto, Jamao, paiali Soott'i 

porUail, ti. 17». 
NoTtkiimb«rland,D«ohaM of, la. 13S. 
Nortkambarlaod, Doka of, okano- 

tar and appaar a aoo, la. 128. 
Koai, CnuUa of, It. 137. 
2fal Protm, tka Sootok Toidiet, ii. 


Oakwood, ounnioB to, a. 70. 
Oktortjrm, tka laat of Joha Baai- 

aaT, 1. 104. 
OatcajUaUe aMaam, dafaadad kr 

Soott, ill. 181, 183 ! aritUaad k; 

EUla aid Caaalaf , 188. 
OfttTia, Owin, of Sana, t. 311. 
OfUTia, Boa. Hk, L 08, 07. 
Oailtia, Tkomaa EUiot, tI. 316. 
(Ml-Oaa CompaaT, Soott aiada akalr- 

maa, tU. 103 ; maatlaga of. Till. 

88, 113, 118. 
O'EaUy, Iriak poat, Ua trikata to 

Scott, Till. 27. 

OU MottaUtT, T. m 1*1 aid ai 
Mr. Tiala'a aaaadotaa ol, 113- 

Oava, Tka, laTlawad kr SaatI, tIU. 

aNaUI,Hlaa,T. mi tIL HI. 

Opaa ManaK, tka aalfom aaM- 
talad adllloa al Saolt'a aarala, la. 
143 1 dadlaalkM to, 180 aad a. 1 
plaaa far, approrad kv Haatt'a 
fc aataaa, IIMi food oatlook lor, 
a7l ita mat aaaaaaa, 341, 347 a. 

Oiaaia, Priaaa at (18U), Saatt'a 
klfk oplalca al, t. 61. 

Orfoad, Lord. Am Walpola, Bor- 

Orbiir, larU ol. It. 148, 144, 104. 
OikaaT lalaa, Tka, aotao aa, la 

Saott'a DiaiT, It. 183. 
Oikaa;, Falrfak Stawalt, lari d. 

W. 144, 104-180. 
OriaaaarbHa of (Lcala FklUppa), 

Oma, Rokait, kla BlatoiT of lado- 

Onalatcaa, Aald flaady, d Saadjr- 

Kaowa, I. 7a 
Oariaa, Saott'a opUoa of, IL 173- 

Oarlaqaa, Lad; Saott'a toitlar, tU. 

Oifoid, Scott'a TUla to, U. 84-87; 


Faatam, Saott'a Tiait to, a. 131. 
Falaoa of Jaatlaa, la Paria, Ix 10. 
PalfiaTo, Sir naiub, ix. 13 aad a 
Pailh Soott'a TWt to, altar tka kal- 

lla ol Watailoo, t. M-68 ; klaaac- 

Park, Aieklkald, U. 133, 13S, ISO. 
Park, Maaro, Scott'a acqaaiataaca 

witk, iLTsi-13S. 
Parllamantarr Baforn. a. <L 38 i op. 

pcoad kr Scott, lo, 88, 84, 
Pair, Dr. Suaaal, IIL 188, 187 a. 
PataiBOB, Adain, t. 108 aad a. 
Fataiaoa, Rot. Dr. K., i. 48 aad a. 
Pataiaoa, Bokart, tkc orlgiaal of Old 

Faol, Sir Qcorac Oacdpkoraa, iii 

180, 103, 107. 
Faal'a Lattaia to kia Kiaafolk, t. 

43, 00, 61, 63 ; letter of John 

Ballaatrac akoat, 43 ; wiittaa to 

Ladr Scott, 44; pakUakcd, 94. 

IWjJw. JMWt, >hk>u» M Sir 
«>^8i> HobMt, hi. «™«„ rf 

S •*• .'"^« »lll« to SoolCd 
ll*?? '•J"™ •" Mtl-t'.lMto 

S^S^!^ V" '""" "« M— 

•^ *>7l lud ■ but of Scot! ,1 

hMj«d Fritl, tU, I,. 167. 

174. W."'^'''"'''^' 
P«»l»J/Sj«iMM,lll. 188, M2, iU_„ 
U •wOwlo. ol, Ui. »70.' ^ 

OOi iT.2a7; Yl, 16B. ' 

SMior'. Ofblgg, 80^1 , \^„^ 

^f°J& '^5""^' D^ of CW 

ncjriy, rt«tod b, Scott, ,. 54, 65. 

get.' Ch£,, 1,. 135.' "• 
n»i»p«t,Ti. 179. 

^^^••.^^'•^ Til 176; dm. 


"l««ini, Ur.. 1. J 
■°«P foF uninnv; of hi. iImUi. 

n«"«i«» of w«, u«k. Sou,., 

«My oo, U. Ki. ^^ ""' • 
"S.'"«„'~l Soo"'- <Ul%h. ta, 

"rtoT^"""''-*"'^— . 

K"», Lort, rtdud by S««^ M. 

'■'^SSbSv ~'" " '-"•«°" 

™^ John pv«i., ,„^, ^ j^^ 
fra», ofcri., «»«d.l h.lp,^ 

E'fo, Jjlai of Ih. Till, of, ,. no. 

PoljdoN, B.II«J of, It. 28. • 
Ponip.U, TWtod b; Soott, .. 117. 

""""'iilJv*"**'' '•"•' to SouthoT 


Port^u^ D,., BUhop of Londo., U. 

PortBOOOth, Scott'. .taT .t, O.TOT. 

rottaoU, uonnioD to, x. 131 



Kaguatio SMMrtion, ueedoto about, 

PrMton, Sir Robert, ix. 2S9. 

rmtonpADS, boott'a early roddenee 
at, i. Vi; raviaited by him, is. 

TnagU, Alesander, of Whytbank, 
iiL8»,40; vi 18fi aod n. 

I .ingla Alazandar (the younger), ao- 
eompaniea Soott to Waterloo, ▼. 42. 

Pringle, JaniM, of Torwoodlee, h. 
18ti; T.2I)1; tL 106; ix. 48. 

Fringle, Mark, L 3 ; vi 59. 

Pringle. Thonua, editor of Blaok* 
wood ■ Bfagatine, t. 1S8 ; his ad- 
▼enturea at the Cape of Good 
Hope, ix. 12 and n. 

FriBvle, Mr., of Criohton, killa 
William Soott in a duel, i. 3. 

Vriot, Hattbev, Soott'a extempore 
Tariation of hia Alma, x. 62 ; bis 
Teraea to the htBtorian Mezeniy,.63. 

Friaon reform, Soott*a viewa on, ix. 
159, 160. 

Ptirate Letteri in the Reign of 
Jamea I., publiibed, tL SOS; 

Proctor, Peter, of Olammia, L 198. 

Proae Miaoellanies, Scott'a, fint col- 
lection of, ix. 92. 

PlOTincial Antiqoitiea of Scotland, 
vi. 14. 

Fntariaiia, oondnct of the, after the 
battle of Waterloo, v. 57, 58. 

Ptalmody, Scottish, ix. 242 n. 

Ftiff, Mr., nickname of John Balliin* 
tyne, t. 161, 162. 

Poidie, Charles, tI. 178, 183. 

Pordie, Thomas, Scott's shepherd, 
iL 1^ ; ir. 6, 46 ; Scott'a descrip- 
tion of, tL 137. 138; anecdotes 
of, 138, 189 and n., 140, 141 ; vii. 
225, 226; ix. 23 n. ; bis adelity, 
TiU. 144 ; hia death, U. 250. 

F^ugstall, Count of, marries Miai 
Cranstonn, li. 2. 

Pnigstall, Connteaa of (Miv Crans- 
tonn), i. 207, 221 ; ii. 2 ; her be- 
reaTements, vi. 296; letter fnaa 
Soott, 296. 

Pynunida, the, of I^rTP*^ ^v* ^* 

Qoarterl.y RcTiew, The, projected, 
iiL 88; Soott'a letters abont, to 
EUu, 86, 97, 102 ; to Gifford, 90 ; 
to Thomas Soott, 100; toMorrttt, 

114 ; to Sontkey, 118 ; fint mb- 
ber publiihMl, 127 ; Soott'a eoa- 
tribntions to, 127, l&l ; v. 816, 
228 ; Ti. 4 ; riii. 136, 223 ; ix. 
93^ 133, 193 ; his opinion of the 
thud number, iii. 134 ; notice of 
Triermain, ir. 41 ; of WaTorlay, 
S60 ; of Tke Lord of the lalea, y. 
20 ; of Old Mortality, 128 i of The 
Pirate, vi. 816. 

Qneenhoo-Hall, Stratt's unflnliked 
romance, oompleted by Soott, iii. 

Qneensberry, Dnke of, viiL 295. 

Quentin Dorward, reasons for ita 
beginning, vii. 93 ; its publication, 
117 ; its gr^t aoooeas on the eon* 
tinent, 118. 

Qnillen Mountains, it. 198-202. 

Raddiffe, Dr., It. 66. 

Raddiffe, Mn., her noreb, x. 141. 

Radical Refnnners, Soott'a opinion 
of, Ti. 86, 1 < '. 101 ; activity td. 106. 

Rae, Sir lAavid {Lord EskgioTe), an- 
ecdote of, i. 200. 

Roe, Sir William, of St Catharine'a, 
i. 104, 239; made Lord Advocate, 
Ti. 16 ; at Abbotrford, 99, 101. 

Rae, Mr., oi' Clestrom, entert^na 
Scott, iv. 173-176, 180. 

Raebnm, Sir Henry, his portraita of 
Soott, L 90 ; ui. 68 ; vii. 7, 9 ; viii. 
279 n. ; x. 191, 192 n. ; knighted, 
TiL 57 ; death of, 67 ; porttait of 
Adam Rolland, ix. 269. 

Raebnm, Lady, Soott'a aunt. See 
Soott, Mn. Walter, of Raebnm. 

Ragman's Roll, The, ii. 99 n. 

Ramsay, Allan, his Tea Table Mis- 
cellany, L 15, 71 ; Evergreen, 22. 

Ramsay, Rot. Edward Bannerman, 
Tiii. 258 and n., 269. 

Ramsay, James, fellow apprentice 
with Soott, L 41 : at Kippilaw, 

Ramsay, John, the antiquary, L 194 ; 
letter to Soott, 234. 

Rans dea Vachea, the, iL 63. 

Ravailler*. M. de la, ii. 96. 

RaTensworth Caatie, ix. 117, 122. 

Ravenawtatk, Lord and Lady, ix. 

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«^J^.t, pbUdiri, rti 154: Sniff' J/T. ¥'*"'..'» •^«»«- 

.-,-.„ 0^,165. 

gw, Ow«q, n. 186, 169, 194: ii. 7 
B<*«°BU1, ,.,r ™„ji; 

taigh, 33, Sii riot, ia Lmi^ 
^^•j«l. 82; Scott'. UtMtri.„ 

B«Jim of Sooaiud, commimon to 
■w^k foj, ,. 200-201) ; di«OM„ 
"J, ^0" i letten oonoemiiig, 209- 

R«pKBr.b«™r, csUU of, ii. 3 and n. 

Bdigjoo, liiwouna, by , L,_„„ 
ii. 1«, l-w, 147, 131, 152. ' 

li',"" Trott«osiaiuo, ,, 104; ^ 
IflU; IX. 2tll)n.i ,.68. 
BMMifaonthe imitatioiiof Popu 
Ijjr P<),t^ Scott'i, qoot«i, i. 236, 
«o7 ; II. 55. 
R«>l™, Tlie, iii. 227. 
BMton,Lonl. Set Drnvlim D.Tid 
Kutford, Motlim, i,. 6 ' 

VS° 8^' *' "'"''°*' "««'°«« »«. 

Bbodiia, ialsod rf, ,. uj, 


«'ol>»ri«>n,Joliii,iT.95; ix.273.., 
«»odrt.of,ri.l41o.; 1« i.,,^ 
««w witk Scott, .. 146. LcticM 
from Scott, iii. 103 • i, bj . " 

iai".ivi.'i9,86 • "•*'• ' 

KU^ll, Thorn.., hi, dMth, Tiii. 
RUUeU fimUy, mirfortnuc. of, ri. 
^°J*"^*^ Scott'. molni.m, 



' KoMljrc, Coniito- of, offnuM 


£ 02'™°'^'" '*' 'i^ I" »•. wai 

W , hi. hut d.y., if. 34. ^ 

2m!"°' ^^' °' """^to., I 
RobiTOi,arJoh.,™. I04n. 
Bob Boy ha gun in Scott', pom,- 

-on m.265, ,.loii,ii.jgS^ 

of tiUe, 161 J p„blij,ed, 2oi rioo: 
|» °?. 202, 20a; Lcdy'LoSi 
Stoart , comment on, 2(bT^ 

Jcbpojrton, »ii. 161. 

^^hrV'- J""""" """Jot. of 
Vott told by, i. 80 ; Scott m>k«i 


""HV'. 'f*'^ "i- 251, 253; iT 5 • 

R<*«by Park, home of J. B S 
Momtt, Scott'. ddripUoo of, iU.' 
13;T.a,; i..2,180; X. 81. 

Bolknd, Ad«a, nort^t of , it 269 



5°"' S!,'.P<""S^' "'■ m, 20. 

««, William Stewart, ii. 83 ; Bm. 

from hu poem, Oundimore, iii. 

7n. ; TMiU Abbotrfopd. Ti. 178; 

ta anwdot™ of Byron, Tiii. 89, 90 

'"^on, of Ariooto, U 8 ; 

p "7 ■". l»S,j bi. death, t 99 n^ 

^\L "2 i Sir WJl.,'. ,i.i,, 

at, 1.JS8, m, HO , „id, u. m 




SMlt's icmg on th* Mqoittal of 
ViMWUDt H«lTUle, U. 22i; Soott'i 
oomnwnt on Iw death, iU. 200. 

Rozbughe, John, Dnko of, iL 68, 

Bosbunriis Clnb, Scott made a num- 
ber o^ rii. 9tt, m, w. 

HonL Academy, London, chooeee 
Soott Pirof eMor of Antiqnitiei, vfi. 
09 ; accident at dinner of, 160 ; 
Soott'i entbtuiastio reoeptum at, 

Boyal Society of Edinburgh. See 

Royal Society Clnb, dinner at, nil 

RoMell, Claud, i. 246 n. ; wbool an- 
ecdote of bcott told by, 79. 

Rueaolt, Dr. James, viii. 107 and n. 

RuBsell, Major-Oeneral, Sir Jamee, 
i. 208 ; Ui. 2;W ; viU. 240 ; x. 169 ; 
hia observations in India, viii. 103 ; 
death of, 102 n. ; bis anecdote of 
one of the Moguls and Xiord Hast- 
ings, 143. 

RoHetl, Lord John, x. 148. 

Russell, Prof. John, surgeon, i. 170. 

Rutherford, Anne, marriee Walter 
Scott, father of Sir Walter, i. 8. 

Ratherford, Miss Christian, Scott's 
amt, i. 9 ; letten of Scott to, 206, 
209, 219, 262 ; her advice r^^- 
ing The Lady of the Lake, iiL 
172; death of , vi. 107, 120. 

Rotherford, Dr. Daniel, Soott's nn- 
ole, i. 9, 93, 111, 122, 123 ; death 
of, Ti. 107, 114, 120. 

Rntherford, Janet, i. 9. 

Rutherford, Dr. John, Scott's grand- 
father, i. 8, 9, 13; gives a Bible 
to Scott's mother, vi. 126. 

Rutherford, John, of Edgeistone, vi 
97 andn. 

Rntherford, Robert, W- S., vi 121 ; 
▼m. 102 ; z. 159. 

Ratibven, Lady (Hary Campbell), z. 
86 and n., 194. 

Rutty, Dr. John, Qnaker physician 
of Dublin, viii 139 n. 

Sabran, Comteise de, ix. 29 and n. 
Sadler, Ralph, State Papeta of, iii. 

65, 56, 136. 
St. Albans, Duke of, attends Mrs. 

Coutts to Abbotsford, viii 54 ; his 

marriage, 95, 96 n. 

St Andrews, raiai of , Ix. 03, M ■. 

St. Bride*a, choioh of, at Douglaa, 
z. 60, 03, 64. 

St Catherine's, seat of Sir WUUam 
Rae, Tiii. 91 ; iz. 136. 

St Cloud dewiribed, iz. 24. 

St Kenn'a Bed, nu. 17, 22, 32: iz. 

St t^atriok'i Cathedral, DobUn, tUI. 

St Peter*s, Rome, Soott's viat to, z. 

St Ronan's Border Games, tU, 162. 

St Ronan's Well, suggestion of, Tii. 
122, 123; published, 149; vary- 
ing opinions of, and alterations in, 
160-152; dramatized, 153 ; Soott's 
own opinion of the language and 
the i^ot, viii. 289. 

St Sepulchre's Library, Dublin, viiL 

St. Valentine's Eve. See Fair Maid 
of Perth. 

Salfl-Room, The, John BaUantyne's 
weekly paper, Scott's contribn- 
tiou to, V. 136, 155 n. 

Salmon-6shing, vi. 141 n., 183. 

Salmonia, Sir Humphry Davy's, 
Soott's review of, ix. 193. 

Salvator Mundi, Carlo Doloi'l, ad- 
mired by Scott, ix. 3. 

Sanda, Start of the, iv. 158. 

Sands, Hastings, viL 237. 

Sandy-Knowe, leased by Robert 
Scott, i. 4 ; Sir Walter's residence 
at 13, 67-72, 77 ; domestics at, 7a 

Santa Crooe, Don Luigi, x. 138. 

Sannden and Ottley aisk Soott to 
edit a journal, ix. 153. 

Saxon, Sir., bis ptntnut of Scott x. 

Sayings and Doii^, by Theodore 
Book, ix. 160, 161. 

Scalloway, iv. 143-146. 

Scalpa,iv. 191. 

Scotland, Provincial Antiquities of, 
vi. 14. 

Scott, Anna, rister of Sir Walt^.r, i. 
10, 11 ; ii. 16 ; her atutu'ument 
for Lady Soott, U. 2 ; illness of, 
16 ; death of, 48. 

Scott, Anne, Sir Walter's second 
daughter, ix. 47, 129, 172, 247 n.; 
birtb of, iii. 73 n. ; called " Lady 
Anne," v. 200 n. ; accompanies her 
father to Ireland, viiL 4 ; rebuked 

— -'^.".-iss;'^^"-'^ 


^L«i. Wood.t<«,k,268;iL 
lu ™"' «■ *-3S ; accident to at 

181, 1821.. ^ "■'''•''' »'• 
yk Si- I °lL" Abbotafort, 




S«^, Chiu-l,,, ol Naabitt, Sir WJ 
ter • cooam, I. 150. '*' 

"^"gton Imig .r„„d Mel- 
Mo Abbo;, T. 182 ,. offe>«.1 .„ 

Rot. Jobn WilliMii. SCO- „~?, 1T7; decid'oTi, ,„u„" 
• profoaaion in Eiutknd 104. 

£1 '^{L? '"'"'". 2M; ii tie 



|«^C.B.,of WoU,..43Mdn. 
foil ^/ Charlotto. Se. sSp- 
ford. l,«Jy Charlotte. "^ 

l-.n, u. 127 i death of, iii. 1.36 ^ 
S^WjItor-a contrition ^^ 

'l^'t?,y^' =■ 230; Ti. 40 


Soott, deotg., o 

Park, ii. 135. 
ooott, Hon. Henri 

folwarth), TiiL i 

Letter to, x. 21. 

^ r ''^„'*'i OMrrie. d.n«ht« 
of Connt Brilbl, i. 215 SaST 

18 i owM, of , ,, bnS. 05 

a^T*^ to Prior'. XT S 
Sc^ M™: Hngh of Harden, I 215 

I X. ioci. letters to, iii. 218 ■ x i!>fl 

»ttler. of Pnnc. of Wde, 1,S^ 

Soott^ JaniM, of Jedbnrgh, Sir Wal. 
ter'. con«in. x. 169. 

Scott, Jame. Hop..,,. 61 „. 

« w*?"^ ""'»'' Hon.., marie. 

^ . her children, M,d her dwth, 

Scott, Janet, Sir WJlor'a ,„„» i. 15 

Soott, Jeaeie «!*« niec. of Sir 

WJter, w,f, of Col. Hnjlej, i n 
Scott llij„,j„|, j,^ 

™»l '"'Z^" "' *« >«on«TfS 
pnrchaje of Abbotrford, iii L" 

Scott, John ("Tb. LmUn"), I 54. 

' Li 



Seott, Major Jdm, ol XUvuiiwood, 
Z.4?, 140. 

Soott, Sir John, of Anenim, W. 146. 

Soott. John, o^ QalM, vi 108, 116; 
uoompwiieaSir Walter to Water- 
loo and Paru, t. 42 ; aiwodoto of 
BjKm, 64 ; invited to meet Fiinee 
GoitaTU at Abboteford, vi 163 ; 
fox-hanting aooident, viL 179, 
180; last intemew with Sir Wal- 
ter, X. 82-84 ; death, X. 84 d. 

Soott, Lord, alliulon to, in Manniati, 
iti.41; death of, 41. 

Soott, Mar; ("the Flower of Tar> 
row "), i. 66. 

Seott, Miu7, Sir Walter'i eonrin, x. 

Soott, the Hon. Mi«. Maxwell-, Sir 
Walter's Rteat - granddaughter, 

{>rewnted to the Queen, ix. 181 n. ; 
nherita Abbotefoid, x. 207 ; ^r 
litorarr work, 207 a. 

Seott, Miohael, iiL 10; x. 1S7. 

Soott, Robert, grandfather of Sir 
Wiilter, i. 4, 5 ; marriage of, 60 ; 
daecription of, 60, 61 ; anecdote 
of, 61 ; portr^t of, 62 ; children 
of, 62, 63 ; death of, 72. 

Soott, Capt Kobert, nnole of Sir 
Walter, i. 18, 62, 160 ; boTa Boie- 
bank, 112 ; death of, ii. 127. Let* 
ter to, i. 164. 

Soott, Robert, brother of 1^ Wal- 
ter, i. 0, 10; the only member of 
hia family who could sing, 44 n. 

Seott, Sc^lua, daughter of Sir Wal- 
ter, birth of, iii. 73 n. ; aneodotea 
of, 184 ; T. 218 ; Ti 66 ; sketeh of, 
T. 188 n.; Waahington Irring'a 
Doteon,188n.; nnnaa her father in 
an UlneMfVi 84,42,47; betrothed 
to Loekhart, 136 ; George Tiok- 
nor'a aooount of, 1S6 n. ; letters 
to, tI 148, 220 : marriage of, 163. 
See aim Loekhart, Mrs. J. G. 

Scott, Thomas, nnde of Sir Waltc 
L 14, 77 ; maxriagea of, 62 ; deaui 
of, 63. 

Soott, Thomas, brother of Sir Wal- 
ter, L 11, 67 ; in the Edinburgh 
Volunteers, 203, 200, 219 ; man- 
ages his father's bomness after 
£e patter's deadi, ii. 16, 159 ; 
witlidraws fromtke profession, iii. 
4, 13 ; beoomes paymaster of 70th 
regiment, lUO ; a^aiz of his ex- 

tmotorship, 158-164 ; tboofbt to 
be author of the Warerley Norels, 
It. 257 ; v. 129 n. ; death of, Tii. 
113; his famUy, 114 n. Letters 
to, iU. 63, 1U0, 161, 162, 214i ▼. 
98. lOU, 10^ ; tI. 100, 119, 166. 

Scott, Mte. Tbomas, her oharaeter, 
il 16 n. ; entertains Sir Walter at 
Cheltenham, iz. 41 ; with him in 
his last illueoB, z- 146. Letters to, 
Tii. 248 ; viu. 146 n. 

Soott, Walter ("Anld Wat"), L 3. 

Seott, Walter ("Beardie"). great- 
g-andfather of Sir Walter, C S, 4, 
58; portnut of, 69; ▼!. Ill; the 
Cavalier of Killieorankie, x. 163. 

Scott, Walter, son of " Beaidie," 

Soott, Walter, flM Laird of Rae- 
bum, i. 3 ; marriage of, 57 ; per- 
secution of, 58. 

Seott, Walter, of Raebnm, Sir Wal- 
ter's unole-in-law, L 63 ; his death 
and his persoiul tr^ts, ix. 256, 

Scott, Mia. Walter, of Raebnni, 
called Lady Raebum, Sir Walter's 
aunt, i. 64 ; her lovely old age, 
viii. 288 ; her death, ix. 198. 

Soott, Captain Walter("Satchella"), 
his History of the Name of Soott, 
i 63 and n., 54, 66 n., 64. 

Soott, Walter, of Harden, L 69. 

Soott, Walter, of Synton (Walter 
Fire-the-Braee), i. 172 and n. 

Soott, Walter, father of Sir Walter, 
i, 6 ; charaoteristiofl of, 7, 66, 66; 
hialargefamily,9-ll,67; Mltoh- 
ell's reminiscenoes of, 92, 93 ; an- 
ecdotes of, \U and n., 161, 162; 
iii. 220 ; letter from, to Sir Wal- 
ter, i. 169; death of, ii. 15. 

Soott, Mrs. (Anne Rutherford), mo- 
ther of Sir Walter, i. f 21, 22, 
66, 98; Mitchell's rer -lisceneeo 
of, 93 ; aids one of Walter's fel- 
low-studente, 158 ; incident of 
Bronghton's saucer, 160; Ulneu 
of, Ti. 114, 116, 119, 120; death 
of, 122, 125 ; g^ves Walter her 
Bible, 126. Letter to, L 137. 

Scott, Sir Walter, antobit^raphioal 
fragment, i. 1-50 ; ancestry, 2-9, 
52-65 ; birth, 12 ; lameness, 12- 
14, 17 ; at Saody-Ktwwe, 13, 67- 

Alum*, w«, 14, 16, 10 ,■ pr.^! 

Jwmlojd, 22, 98,•«a„toMn- 
•rait 0* kfi oomimioM Ouk 23,' 
*4 1 • CftTsUer, 25 : at KeW as 


1U»; didie o« Greek, 34, lia- 
PJOI^ ta oU»r rtudie., a5, S8,' 
tit. • iF' "PPreotioed to hii 
father 36, lia, hi. h.JU. f.S 

«>«»blj,40; fo.dof,Jki»K, 
lOBl," "■"'J"" *•'"''.« 


-, — „, „ tv stag, 44 

S™^^,""!* «, 50, IB7 ; ta- 

JJ-WT; «MoilMe« of, 71, 72 n 
'6,78,79,80, 89,65 ;lrf.'pit,°^ 

~™ii^' "^'Jf"- ChinSd.'. 
MnunacnoM, 89; MitoheU'. re. 
""MMenOM, 94-87; tta^qn^M. 
•nc with th. BdlMtyneiToO- 
W™ IWiaj. 105. S; ™; 

W,whl.Mh,109j foodo« 

•dooiaoa,114; ine«t.Biiniil21- 

129, 192-198; h„ bimdwriting, 

■omeof hi. .jrtmuto Mo«„' 
th« rtidj of Uw, 129 ; m,lT ou,^ 

^»«- ta <b»., is6,T3g,X 

fS of th. Litomrj Society, 186, 
«T, 135, 164, 168-180; at Ro». 
•Pooimo., 140; fii 1„„,^ 
to Ploajen a«Id, 189; ™!«Mo„ 
""to LiddMdalo, 17ft-180i hi. 


MtMwota, 181, S41.24S; hi, ,„ 

««, 184, 202, 229,^,".?^ 
P'VhoM, „,," 203, 204 ; hi. kir 
I»P«r 00 mordw, 210-213; hi. 

«5?. J' L ', 9»,"teni,«t«r of tho 
Mmburgh Light Uonw, 239, 240, 
ui °,' I „ " » '"' t" the IW- 
iMh lake., 245 ; meet. Mi« ci- 
pt.,, 248; aod m^ 'C, 

a.M,Wmarn.dlif, in Edinbuwh, 

S.W i""; P' P«M"h.. hi. 
tnuuhrtioii or a„t, ";„„ Berlich- 

"f°^l>i"«'.t original bSilS, 
rij.nSl°°T* "* '"<>nJ«hip ^ 

2", «, 28; JaioM BdlantTM'i 
•ppraciation of hi. vem., 29 30 • 
•I>p™ot.d Sherilt of Sdldrhhire', 
^1 JJ'i."" "" Border MinJ 
lMt,B. to MtabSd, a printing- 
offlo. m Bdiobo^h, 34; ooiS. 
■pondeDc. irith Gei^ Hi, rtral 

rolome. of lb. Min.treUy pol^ 
hAed, 60 ; bJIad of Th, HeiS.^ 
Wedding, 85; Sir Triatrem ijl 

(Wt Z,' ^T"\ London, 8l7and 
ftrford 84; third Tolnme rf th. 
Min.trel.j pnbli.bed, 87, 88 ; oin! 

Word.worth, ii. 109-112 ; and by 
Jan». IW, 114.118 tak«i a 
'e-e of AaSertiel, 125; inSrite 
«"<i. iell. Ro«Unk, 128^^ 

ifi, \.-*'i""P°™'»tion, 14.4 

Kj;^',^ 's?;"'ne'iV;ir 



170, 180, 19»-197, 9n I UL 1 ; iM- 
■im WknxUj, U. 171 ; hia opin. 
fan of OMian, 172-176 i hh hMtm 
of work, 179-181.217 ; hb mJoT- 
Bwat of iporte, 182-187 ; olimtM 
BolTollyn with Wordawotth hkI 
DftTT, 187, 188; Tinted hj 
SoaUMT, 190; Clerk of Seadon, 
160, 196-209, 216; Uonizod in 
London. 201, 208, 209; Ui. 125; 
BM«toCiuidin«,PriaoMitrf WalM, 
iL 213 ; ind Joanna BalllU, 214 ; 
writM a wniff on Lord MeliiUe'i 
aiKiiiittal, 2SS. 

PobliahM Balladi and Lyrical 
FieoM, liL 1 ; and Lif« of 8ir 
Henry SUngiby, 2 ; b^;ina Mar- 
mion, 2; viuta W. S. Rom, 7; 
and Min Seward, 9 ; at work on 
BlBrmion, 11 ; Horetary to the 
CuttimiMion on Soottiah Jnriepm- 
deuce, 16, 117; Marmion pub- 
lished, 26 ; WTers connection with 
the Edinburgh Review, 42; edi- 
tion of Drrden published, 46; 
edition of Britieb Noveliita pro> 
poaed,G8 ; intereatinjohn Struth- 
en, 69-61 ; Tiaited by Bliaa BaiUie, 
64; intimacy with Morritt, 64; 
hii treatment of hia children, 72- 
76 ; breach with Conatable A Co., 
79, 84, 103, 104 ; Edinbnwh An- 
nual Regialer propoaad, 66, 99, 
107, 110; Tinted by John Mor- 
imy, 86 ; Qnartarly RoTiew pro- 
jected and diaenaed, 88-101, 112 ; 
loanda firm of John Ballantyna 
A Co., 106, 116 ; aeonres oommn- 
tation of aentence for Andrew 
Stewart, the tailor-poet, 124; con- 
tribution! to finrt numiwr of Quar- 
terly Review, 127 ; death of hia 
dog Camp, 128; visita Rokeby. 
128; oommeneea The Lady of 
the Lake, ISO; Sadler'a State 
Fapera publi^ied. 136 ; also Som- 
en% Tracts, 136 ; interest in the- 
atrical affairs, 145, 147 ; friend- 
ship with rNuiiel Terry, 153 ; 
e^ta Anna Seward's poetry, 154, 
166 ; affair of Thonus Scott's ex- 
tractorship, 168-164 ; Lady of the 
Lake completed, 165 ; and pob- 
liahed, 169; ita reception, 171- 
174, 183-186; hia admiration of 
'ohnaon as a poet, 186 ; first vint 

to tho Hebridaa, 187-197 1 Ut 
fondosas for phuting treea, 199 ; 
falsely aoensed of phwiariam, 30i ; 
mbliahes Life of lliia Seward, 
206 ; Waverley laaomed and ardn 
Uid aside, 206, 207 ; hia writiivB 
in the first nnmber of ^^n Annul 
Raglater,209-21S; seb lue of «>- 
ingto India, 214; publishes Ihe 
^ion of Don Roderick, 216-218 ; 
letters on the war in the Penin* 
sola, 216-220; invited totrualato 
the Charlemafne of Laden Boo- 
naparte, 226 ; poetical iroitationa 
of Crabbe and Moore, 226 ; pub- 
Usbes The Infsmo of Altindora 
and The Resolve, 227 ; edits WU- 
son's Secret Hiatory of the Court 
of King Jamea I., 228 ; pnrohases 
Und at Abbotaford, 230-236 ; be- 
giH Rokeby, 251, 263; gets 
proper salary aa Clerk of Season, 
269 ; his oidnion of Cbilde Har- 
old, 266 ; hia '* niok-nackatoryi" 
The friend of every greateontempo- 
rary poet, iv. 26 ; goes to see John 
Kemble, 45 ; his pet ravsn, 66 ; 
visit to Lord Abercom, 64 ; offered 
the laureateahip, 69, 70 ; annoyed 
by strangers, 84, 85 ; his opinion 
of Jamea Hoi^ and of Southey, 
91 ; Sir Henry Half ord sends him 
a hMk of hair of Charles I., 06 ; 
bis amanoenais, Weber, goes io- 
sans, 100 ; preaented wiw tankard 
by Hi^istnites of Edinbn^h, 104 ; 
contribution to Dlnstratioas of 
KoFthem Antiquities, 105 ; pub- 
lishes Life and Works of Svrift, 
110; publishes Waverley, 114; 
oonbibntima to £ncydop»dia 
Britannioa Supplement, 115; de- 
fenda anonymous writing. 122; 
diarr of voyage in Ligtitbouse 
Yaont to the Jutland laleB, the 
Orkney Isles, 125-236; enter- 
tained by Mr. Rae of Clestroro, 
173-175; by Mr. Anderson of 
Rispan, 182 ; letter from, in verse, 
to Uie Duke of Bnodench, 238 ; 
completra negotiationa concerning 
The Lord of the IsUs, 252. 
Makes acquaintance of Joseph Train, 
V. 1-6 ; work on The Lord of the 
Islaa.1,6, 10*12; npid ] 

EiUiAkI, IS. lis; 2S,'a7j ^ 
jn>n l« London, W,M: b im. 
jntKl to th. PHim lU^tW^ 

Kl-fJk 43-46, 77, TO; 1.™^ 

J&if^'i!.".:' Antwerp, 48; in 
g^yJ^l.Mi in Plui 8<Ma; 
"«• Womngton «nd tin Cx.; 

BWchM, 60, 61 ; ™tnni. to A^ 
botrfori, 65; writai Th. Finld of 

q""T, 08; noomion to hi. |„^ 
J™ °" I'M'l' of U. brother, mT 

llC?ft^_S* ^WtooAi™, 
; ilJ; »rit" HiWoTTof 1814 

119, «m,l„dj. MyotUtion foi 
m^^i?: Hi-^.'T»'SootlM,d, 

120, pul>li.hM Fim s.riM „^ 

itk n ■"? I*""""!, 123 ; pub. 

U> 'ipatiano. oompmd with that 
of CorrutM, 136; MpiiM to b. 

am ntUck of or«np in th. .torn- 
rlJi >«! WnhllthM WiUiM. 
I^» «&Mid., 158, «.«„.. 
KSK »>''■ "lio Edlnbnixh 
M«tUj Mjp^, (BI«kwood?), 

SlSyyi' "^ I»'n^"otion for 
B«Bl.r Antojnia,., 178; «on,. 
«M> to th. Lennox, Ohaitow, nod 

Jeld ud nnnnM. it Hnntly 

M; , a»n,b.r of th.*C?mmi»: 

S«^, »»-«»; writ«Sticle. 
""rt"! BfidgMtcth. Qnart«l7 



s*l'*"'u"^ "'*» "♦ "•"!• »f 
loj. Fnnlun«.in for BUok- 
^k".*' ««"».t.Lo<4h»t, 
287 i hi. dra u Edinbnijbralo 
U.pri™uaf.,dinn.»,2,, S2: 
250 ; pnblidw Th. HMrt ol Mid- 
LothUn, 268; tat ^..a j 
Lj^Uuit .t Abbotrford, 274 ; ii 
M?°^ ^'^ <^""« LoVor. 

Wrlt« th. Edinbnigh Ouett. Bi- 
mordinwy to unnw the Dnke of 
Bm»l.uoh, Ti 4; contribntion. 
to BlMkwood, Edinbnixh h" 
™w, QuuterlT Re,l,w, Ld eT 
«rolop«dui BiftMnlon, 4 ; o«OTd 
• '""Mtol, 8-JO, 18; pLunra. 

14, M, 26, 29, 81, 34-36, 40, M 
51. 87, 68; „11. wpjrLtbti to 
Con«.bl., 15, 17; 'Sd b^ 
O«oil. Tioknor, 28; il„t „„J 
•no. in dtetnting to .niMD,.^!^ 
48 ; It work on -fhe Bride of Lui 
mermoor, 48; writn. The Noble 
Morinmr, 51; poIitieiU work, 62- 
64 ; Tile, rf my Luidlord, Third 
Sen™, pnbliduid, 62; h«dth^ 

Wnltor to booom. comet in 18th 
a wan, 89; write, him lettor. 

0»;to™, 111, 164; iii„;i^^ 

aejtl. of hi. mother, 107, 114, 
««»> of iTuhoe, 122, 127-131 ■ 


bj Caumtrey, 149, 150; U mid* 
» bMonet, 153; marriace irfa^ 

tor of Cinl Law by (Word and 
Cambndge, 185; hoepitaUty at 
Abbotaforf, 172 : hi.p«X^7" 
pnblmhni Th. AbboClW 197- 
beooijiM editor of BalhurtTB.-; 
WoTolut,' Library, 199,200; i. 
•iMted pierident of the Boyal So- 



fltoty dl Kdiabaif h, 214 1 qnotn 
from hli owa worlts, S16; pttb- 
IbhM KenUworth, 217; tUM 
Loodoa in iDtomt cf CUrki of 
SMtloo, 319 ; at Joha BaUwit>M'i 
dMth-lMd, S42; attanda vonaa- 
tioa of Gmim IV., 2fia } <lMeribw 
eoronatioa, 354 ; Allan Caaaiag- 
bam'a Mamotaada of, 2^ ; viitla 
Stratford-on-ATOB, 306; bnUda 
Mv bowa at Abbotifoid, 388; 
writM Tha FinU«, at Chiafiwood, 
290, 203 ; wUta Praaok'i Northern 

Hoinoir, Tha Coatam^tiTa An- 
■rlar, and Chranologieal Notaa oa 
SeottUi Affaln from Lord Foan* 

tainhall'a Diar7, SOO i writaaPri- 
▼ata Lattwi in Raign of Jamaa 
I., 803 ; aaoond aala of oopyrighta 
to Coutablfl, 813 ; anormout pro* 
fit! from hi* books, 314 ; makes 
contract for four oniuuned works 
of flo^D, 315; pnblishaa The 
Pirate, 81S ; Bvron's "Cain" 
dedicated to, 816 ; aSaix of tha 
Beaoon newspaper, 817. 
HeeU Miss Edgeworth, viL 2; bte 
opinion ol Bliss Ansteo, 8 and n. ; 
reqoeats Lord Montagu to sub- 
sonbe for William Allan's piotore, 
7; bis opinion of Horaea Wal- 
pola's Memoift, 8 ; agrees to sit 
to Raebnm for a xKoindt for Lord 
Montagu, 10; political feais, 11 ; 
rebuilds Abbotifnd, 12 ; income 
from his pnblioationa, 13; niun- 
bar of Tolomea pablbbed, 17 ; ad- 
floe to his son In Btrlin, 10, 20 ; 
praise of Thomas Scott^s son, 21 
n. ; interest in repairs at Melrose, 
25; ideas on plantiiy trees, 28, 
210 ; sTinpathT with Lady Looiia 
Stuart, 29; Ineideat with the 
Duhe of Monttoaa, 88 n. ; prepares 
for tha King's visit to Edinburgh, 
84,86; recaiTCdb7thaKing.88; 
antertidns tha poet Crabbe, 89; 
bis popolarity testified to by Sir 
Bobert Peel, 4S; at tha banquet 
to the King, 4S; his exeootiTa 
ability, 40; grief at Erskine's 
death, SI; hJs aooonnt of tha 
King's visit, 54 ; tronbles result- 
ing from die King's visit, 62; 
petition for reversal of du at- 
tainden of 1716 and 1745, 04r^7; 

ftmUsbing of Abbotafcfd, 71, 78, 
74-76, 71K82 ; bis views ou tnMa> 
lation from the German, &4; re- 
ouivea the nicknuna ** PeverU of 
the Peak," 92; Fraaoh admtra> 
tion of, 9ft ; ahoaeB to tha Rox- 
borgha Club, 96; also to ""The 
Gob," and a professor at the 
Royal Aoadamy, IX t interest in 
the Bannatyne Clab, 100; flrat 
ImpteasioBS of Miss Edgaworth, 
llS; feari that ha has orardiHW 
in tha field of tomanee, 116 ; hia 
talk with Laidlaw aad Lookhart 
about a oontampotnry Seoteh 
novel, 128 ; Mian Edgaworth'a fiirt 
impTMsion of, 128 n. ; Mr> Adul- 
phns's opinion of, 133 ; eonvusa- 
Uonal abiUty, 183, 210; hk aa. 
prasalon and huu^ter, ISS ; never 
mentioned the Wavarley Novels, 
137 ; app<rintad to report on Sir 
Henrv steoart'a method of trana- 
plantuy trees, 180; bis remark- 
able memory, 140, 141 and n. ; r»* 
Inotantly o<msents to chaagea in 
St Ronan'a Well, 161; literary 
work in 1824, 155 ; as a forester, 
150 ; BuperviaeB the work at Ah- 
botsford, 157; his advice to a 
yoang artist, 150 : his opinion of 
Ameiicans, 176 ; regret at separa- 
tion from Sir Adam Ferguson, 
184, 186; eorrespondenoe with 
Soathey resumed, 188; his plana 
for bis younger aon, 193 ; speech 
at opening of tha new Edinbu^h 
Academy, 194-200; Maida's ep- 
iUph, 202 ; his loyalty, 212 ; his 
sound common sense, 220; hia 
bnsinesa ability, 224 ; indifferent 
to his lameneas, 238 ; bis opinion 
of Lord BvToa, 282; Us idea of 
charity, 233 ; reaaon for eoneeal- 
ing aothorahip of tha norals, 241 ; 
visits Lochore, 352, 263 ; bis con- 
nection with T«ry*s Adelphi 
Theatre Scheme, 263-266; pro- 
gress on the Life of Buonaparte, 
Visit to Ireland, viii. 1 ; ineidenla 
of the voyage, 6-9 ; in Dublin, 
12 ; viwta Swift's tomb, 14 ; viwU 
St. Kevin's Bed, 17 ; goes to Edze- 
worthstown, 17, 18 ; to the Lakes 
of KiUamey, 24, 26-29 ; to Cork, 

AiSZHS Is*?' """"^ »Wt to 

*««~l- to Mn. C«C»S^ 
JJi «■ oohMmo. i. C01W.W,'; 
fcwW tniitli, 63, «: i; 
Jw-J ccuMtkn vitli Biltaa. ' 

^J^M! I).»imi.ig ol ki, j,^ 
■«, 80 ; nnoul lubiti of Jmk 

JrV^f""* • I«»»">1» murian to 

"r**™ •«.« to . priTto 

J«. 1«0, „ «in«, 5 41, 
sir! J»7T»>™1m»« -boat, 

™ «»• M"! nud«n.230, 233, 
^; WoodBoAaoWHrfMdiold^ 

£<««• Mrf Kelly., R.J'.i^' 
•«». !80, 251 J dith o< L^ 
tad Widow, 2ei71i. m. „1K. 
Brown ■ loda:b(.honM, 212-275 : 
»t»™ to Abbotrford, 279 ; Tbiti 
'•■--11, 281, 297,298; Mil, 
rik bon«,288; ridt, 
-..«.«» .od LeaoddoD, 288 
Uiobwood ud Minto, 291 i 
l*"™!*"*, 294-208; nude a 
"*?, , "' *» fomniimion on tke 
JondWon of colleire, in SootlMd 
801 ; Tinti Helrille Cutle, 3M 

1-42; mite Wind«)p, 8-10; in 



Uteof B.on.p«, pnblUHHl,87 
"»«^i«.Ujnl.. counted, 93 1 

112; Yi^t. CorehouM, 115; RL 
'•nwmh lid; Dn,b.m. l5^ 

cfj.w°™if Abbottfori, 124, 
n~ S«»rt» p«blid.«|, v^Tal 

of • Onndtetker, Kiit Serilr 
^bW,.d, 137, #.^.^ 
•^rbla npoRbaeed, 138, iSO; ti. 
Opo, iUgjjm, 142, 244; Two 
Kel^iou. Di«„n«», ky ; 1" 

g", 143,152; bieinto^liTlS. 
a. Ooidon, 144-140, oontri- 

ur, 103 ; kia Tiewa on oriMn r» 

Portk nnbUrfwd. 101, loj, ^, 
to London in 1H28, 107-182; ». 

I°;u";m"•^'"s ■"■»■«•. cS: 

SM^iLr""" H«„„ Conrt, 
IB? T?S^^' M'i-dCVlui^ 
lOI ; T^ of , Orndtuh.,. S«s 
™. »™^ eonpleted, 103 ; U, 

■noote Jobn Qteendiield,, 208 
■orport. Wellington'. joTen.: 

t.c Clnb feBivd, 231 ; ani^M. 
Ann. of Cierstein, 238 n ' be- 
pn. tb. SMttiJi ifietory, 230; 
TnlM of . Orandfatbor, Tkiid 
!»nea, pnbli«hed, 242; aariona 
•Jinptom. of ilto.», 245 ; attenda 
DiBir-Adam riiih mnat: — o^^- 

■jiupiuma 01 UlneBB, 245 ■ _ __ 

J^.'-Adam Clnb nieetini^247ll., 


^■~' """'" ^"10 meeting 

J l^S??" °"" Tom>nrai., 

„~r'»tS • ■ ' I»™Ttic aeii- 
m, 253 ; reaign, cl.pkriiip of 

><>«,.230; >«,ny"K™b™" 
of bim, 260 n. ; 




te>, Ml I nulKt PriTT Ca«. 
riUor iMiMil, bM i«>iB| at 8n- 
•rt 1188. .», »a I tUh 
PMHoapui, MM-lMi dMllMia 
■mluii, «M| b«iM CoulRok- 
mt,Wlli kbasplla MuU ol 

CluriM X. of 
L*Mtn on 

, «4-imi 

Wltohoi^t paUkkMLVA. 
lUUiM Itam Court of HimIu, i. 
1, n ; mMrtal powan bagtn to 
hU, 8, 4 1 at York om Coast Bob- 
ait, 4, A; haa aaotkai loaek o( 
apoplas7, 7; foartb aptatk of 
llabaU Malaiiowtkar wiltlaa, 
bat aapp n id, IS, 15, 10 ; andU. 
Ota pnaaat Um tba library, ato., 
18 ; JoBlaal laaataad, 17 ; nakaa 
kla will, 20, W, $«, 38i diawa ap 
addraaa «aiaat Iha Ratofro Bill, 
20-Hl ; ipaaka agaiaaC Iba BlU at 
Jfldborgb, 3^ ; imoltinir naaptloB 
tbira, M ; bia portrait paiatad b; 
FraaoiaOraal, 33| daallaaatobaa 
atawanl (oi tba LltaiaiT raid, 40 1 
ihoak of apoplaatie paralyaia, 48, 
47 aad, 81; T&tad darlag 
kia illaaaa by Ulaa Pairlor, 8it 
aad bT Dr. M. ilaaka;, 88 i bafiia 
Foaitb iiarlaa of Talaa of a Oraad- 
latkar, 54 1 attaada riotoaa alaa- 
tioaa at Jadbonb aad Salkirk, 
8ft-58{ bagiaa Caatla Daanroaa, 
68; laat riiit at Jamaa Ballaa. 
tfva, 69; aaeoraioa to Doaflaa- 
dala,60-ffl ; aoneladaa Caatla Uao- 
garaaa, 67 ; prapaiaa for a wlatar 
m Naplaa, 87 ; goTaramaat frwata 
plaoad at bia dlapoaal for tba Joap. 
■a;, 68; Mr. Adolpbaa'a lIao»- 
laada, 00-71; riailad b; J. M. 
W. Taraar, 71 ; and b; bia loa 
Waltor, 73 ; bit laat dlaaar party 
at Abbotaford, 76; Tialtad by 
Ckptaia J. 0. Banu,75; liaaa 
mlttaa at Twtadaida, 76; riattad 
by Wordtwortb, 77-80 ; pabUabaa 
Coast Robait of Paiia aad Caatla 
Daa^paroaa aa Foorth fiariaa of 
Talaa of my Laadlord, 78 ; laaraa 
Abbotaford for Naplaa, TUtiaf 
Rokeby aad Loadon, 81 ; qaotcs 
from bia owa worka, 86 ; frieadi 
at dinoar dariaa kia atay ia Loa- 
doo, 86-88; kla iaooriptioa for 
Halaa Walkar'a fim, SO ; aniyta 

M naaiMaMk, 0*41 ; Ml awnn 
is Ika Barka^ M; Mia. JaC 
Dary'a JaaiHl o< Ua tWt M 
Malta, 100-108; at Na(iaa, 10»| 
daaik a< Joka Ba|rk T 
Bba»s, 111 ; HbWUUaB Oall'a 
114-185, lao-iaS) 
117; U CanTlll; (VMaah 
Ml; Baaadlallaa aaaaaatarr tl 
La Triails dalla Can, 133 : Taa. 
•aoU aad Camaa, 184; Uaaaa 
Maplaa ta latara to AkbatafoH, 
imT; diaaaratpalaaaal Daakaaa 
Tofloaia, 181 ; txaaiaiaa ta aaatla 
o< Braeaiaao, 183-184, 141-148; 
Edward Cbaaay'a MaoMtaada of 
Saott'a Tlait ta Roma, 136-143; 
axcaraioa to Fraaeati, 136, 188; 
to tba Pr,''*4taot barial-groaad, 
137 ; Uavt-» Uoma, 143 ; lart aatry 
ia bia Diary, 143, 144 aad a. ; at 
Vtniea, 141; aalla dowa tba 
RbkH, 146; fatal attaok at apa- 
plaxy at Niaugaaa, 146 ; iiae k ta 
Loidoa aad la takaa to tka St 
Jaaioa'a Houl, 148; laat joaraay 
to Abbotaford, 140, 150 ; laat daya 
tbaia, 1S0-1Q8; bia daalb, 168 1 
aoat ourtam aaamlaatimi of Ua 
kaad, 150a.; tba faiiaral, 150, 
160 ; hk obaraatar aaalnad, 181- 
180; bia foadaaia for family Ua- 
toiiaa, 162; kia iataiaat b family 
portraitB,163; bia lora of eovotry, 
aad of tba Claa Saott, 164 ; 1^ 
eaaaaatioa witb baaiaeaa, 187 ; kla 
aaplistiam for kla famOy, 188; 
kia iadalfaaea ia myatary, 170;; Ui 
eooxaca, prida, aad aoalal lal*. 
tioaa, 178 ; bio poUtloal oraad, 176 ; 
ralliioaa baliafa, 176; Cbriatlaa- 
ity ia bia writiaci, 177 ; bk mod. 
itty, 178 ; bk will, aad atat: at 
bk aSaira, 186; maanmaaM at 
Okapiw aad KUabarib, 186 aad 
a. ; at Salkirk, 187 ; iaVaw Tork, 
187 a.; ODtkagraTaatDrybarBb, 
187 a. ; portraita, boata, aad atat* 
aaa,lkt of, 190-100; bk daaaaad- 
aata, 904-308; akioaoloalaal Ikt 
of kk pobliaatioaa, 308^14. 
Scott, Lady (wife of Sir Waltar), L 
134a.; U. 106, 107; T.66; aaily 



Ml « W. Hfi., liS; mSS 
« ;M8; bucU « cwteia. 

w'lJ!''''*"' •* '<~l>"~, Stt 

8c«t, W, WUllM (»><»d<>( au. 
BwHl, William, MM, of Bwdi. 1 4. 

ssrsa ■"'■'*■" '^*" 

•M.» .. I-,-. J i;r™'»9". ;jJ*.»''l-l'<2;iM»l. Soon jam,, 

*^°?^/^^ '"""•^'^-'' 

Srikitk, dMtna .1, ». 88: noni. 
TOM to 8^. ,t, ist. °™ 

SriMik^h. Sutoti of, ». 8S-00. 

QmdMii Dmwwd, 119-121 • S 
Scott, Ui. 187-103. 

S«<«, Ui. 9 : dutk of, isfr&iott 

JotrfoBi »^.„,, jgg, ,^^ ^, 
J"*" ChjriM to Wl«id, IM^ 

Abbotrfoid i. 1881, I. 4», £ 
Uititliwio Ui bat UImm. 14b: 

W. work ta lodinraTSIii^; 

•»»■ Lottui to, tL 78. 83. M 
88, »1, 07, 108, 111,114,'im'so;' 

Ml, 232, aaoTasi.'aaJ'S'.^' 

Upworth'i impiwiia^ of, 17 

Ssf" ■■ !-««« to, »il. 240, 

*»«, Wdtm, eouio of Sir WJtor 
UMdoto of U. DiMri,^, ^ Jjj' 

IflSi Sip WJtort •^r«^tioll»t. io. 
•mrtii>,Tt 169,167; TiL21.Sl 

nuHJMrpootAnnioiuiiootrT 1.V1 ■ 

jI;«U« from Soott, U. 61 64 fti 
M,06 14M72,iii.'l^_»J>.«^M. 

SWwdl, Seotfi opijion cf, UL 

S'jA'^em, WUliM, Soott'i om of 
ttu vofdt in ezpioniiur itio^ 

kotrford Tii. 280; ■o.iw of hii 
"^^tMHt. i* 188, 100, 



M, im. in, la. 

mmif, CImiIm KMauiM, kU 
MwiMl U(N<k lit. U •irfa.i 

o< tluMtarljr Bnto», IU| Ma 
>UUl7,<IU.M, M ■.! dtaMwIlk 
HMt, l»i nmtm MIk Aim 
lbg«< bna MaMiat M llw iMn 
o(MoKllaf,U.l«X LMmlo, 
UI.III1 1.14. 

■Mtp>, KMwl ("CaaTMstiM 
ilUni "), lUL XW •*! a. 

n*w, Cojoml, kUM u Waterloo, 

8k<^ atw Mutb. U. W ■. 

BiMflald luiK.. uonloU ol t, T. M. 

SMIoj, Ui Joka, Ti ai. 

8k»Uo;, Lad;, ia. IM. 

BkoUor, Mia (Hoa. Mio. Oooin 
Uginaibo), (ITH liMU a ktaa for 
alookolkab, la.iea 

Bkopkoid, air Haaiad, U. W a.| 
Dwmbor of Blatr>AdaBi Clab^vL 
19i , tiuiMcta aathonbip of Tko 
Abbot. ll« ; at llUli-Adaai, 141 1 
kk flbaraoUr, vUi. 120; pnliM 
8ooU in wonb of Ciooto. 2fi3; 
tolls a ttory of tbo mliw pHoioa, 
983; doatk of, U. 174 >. ; miiwi 
la Soi'Jaad, 998. 

Skopbord'i Talo, Tka, Soott'a oafla- 
Mm4 potm, U. Sa. 

Skaiidaa, R. B., daU ia loelttT, yUL 
147 ; kk iiHaiato of tko Talaa li 

Lnta'a Cartb Spiotfo, IW a. 

BkaiWi Knowo. tko, UL S. 

Skttlaail bite, Diar; of Soutt't trip 
to,lT. I2S. 

flkoiirood, Aadrtw. lottor from, L 
161 a. ; awawraada of, r. M a., 
13S a. i «a 141 a., ISe a., aw a. i 
la. 64 a. 

Skortrood, Joka Elliot, I. 176 a. 

Skortnod, Robnt, ■korifl.aiibolitato 
o< Roiboririukiro. I 176 ; ia Lid- 
daodale with Soott, 17ft-180, 200 1 
tL 30 ; uooioraadam almnt Soott 
aad Mis UarponMc, i. 260, 261 ; 
Soott breakf uta with, viii. 347 ; 
doath of, ii. 241. Lottaia from 
Soott, i.2.t2; H 38, 136. 

Skottiaod, Thooir^, bio d&'th, tUL 
902 a. 

Sibbatd, JiuBM, oixoalatiaa librarr 
of, I 88. 

aUdoaa, Boaiy, laate lllikteak 

~ ill. 1411, 147 klMlMlr 

kr, UA, tM, 
HMJaaa,!' " 

. Un. BaaiT, HI. 147 a., IMk 

161 1 tIL 187. 
Wdd n ai, Mis., ai aa astissi, Ul. 144 


IM I kar teadsaar to talk la kladk 

Hdatoatk, Laad, a Ika 

Pliaaa Rafaal'a dasbs to maka 

SaotI a banaat, rL 0, a I latter to, 

from Saatt, 06 i SaaU diaaa wHk, 

Slata at Malta, Tka, wiittaa, a. HI. 
Haalair, MiaTEapkamls, L tM. 

Sir Barla of Hamploa, f 
a. 110. 

Sir Joka Ckimtoa, a aoni kr W. 
H. Aitowoath, ia. 4 and a. 

Sir Tristram, Saott's aditioa of, U. 
44, 46, on, 110; aaat to tka 
priatar, 00 j aablkkad bj Coa- 
atabU, 131. 

Skaaa. Misa F. M. r ., bar itarr of 
WUUamiaa Staart, i. 147 a.; ra- 
ealla Saott's babarioar oa tka day 
of kis laaaoial rata, tHI. 140 a. 

Skaaa, Jaaiaa, of RabUaw, L 70, 141 
a.; 11.0, lOi aida Saott la Ua 
Oaraiaa Btadlaa, L 1 
Wat baraamao,2S0; 
of Soott, li. 170, 103, 183-101 1 ill. 
0; T. 06, 00; rL 08 a I tUL 160 
a., 173, llSiaantaatetoSaatttka 
iateodaotioa of Jawa lato a aoral, 
A 130 ; aaaadolaa of Tom Par- 
dlo, 180 a. i kia kalp ia Qaaatia 
Oarward, tIL 08; <lalH Abbato- 
ford. Till. 143, 160 aad a. I sap- 
pliaa Soott with Pioranfal nata- 
rial for Aaaa of OoiaiaUla, la. 
840 a. ; daath of , z. 08 a. Lattaia 
to, U. 178 ; I. UO. 

Skaaa, Jamea Henry, a. 00 and B. 

Skaaa, WiUiaai forb^ i. 49 aad n., 
47 a. 

Skarriaa. Tka, it. 100; Soott'a da- 
ionption of, 170. 

Sborry Vhor, ir. 208. 

Sh;o, It. 200-209; Soott'a doaerip- 
tloa of. 201-203. 

Slianby. Sir Henry, Soott'a rditioa 
of the Life of, iU. 2. 

Smailholm, tower of, L 4, 08 ; ii. 18 ; 
a. 120; Cra(a,a.71. 


*S2?'; T-w-. q«,toi ,1 SOT, 

XI* , »ootti Dplnloa ol, aaffc 

8oo«.iu^i3,(i«,iaa. •""'«''' 

<Wl.r u, rt. ISOT^ ^ 

«»jj«j™l«. John, LoRl, U. IM, SOS j 
Som.^11,, SmmI, H in. 
^'•""f™!*, IUt. Dr., of JmUhiwIi 1 

t iS^ "•""Ort" ol tk., ,. n i 

8«i»">r, waiiMi, i,m«i>wM s«« 

»••*». U; m, iU. 13, I™' 18; 
ISO M»b %eott • oop> o( Pj: 

tw, a08 ; wok, til. oCoe of fib. 
OMocmplur Boyd, 274-376 : bo. 
«»«• port taowito. It. 76, 80, 8! • 
I»oho.p. Rook ,,o«.d, 2191 hii 

mTVIL",? SJUi"" Smith, 

«1> J«5; •dnie.iSoott to write • 

Kiog . Northon, Proems rii 191 : 
hi. .ppunao. „a fiifly ,ijj^ j^ | 

»I«»jilaU.,'So.l.t,, th., s»tf, m.. 

W^, Mr., ol ftU,b™,h, OM ol 
Soott'. tutor* I. 18. ^ ' " 

StafcH, Puiip, „„„^ 
trU lor mfW, I. 241. 

S«J»h«I», Colon.! J™.* p,^,^ 
»•« with pirtr' , tJ„„ IiSTn" 
pUo..«rri.,. « WM.rl«^t.. 

S-iJy, It.T. TbomM, fatk,,.!^!,, 
J. B. 8. Morritt, ill. MS >. 

S»^k, Mr., ritUun, UL 261 j It. 88, 

S<«J^ Sttidig Sfcw. of, tk., ,,. 

Star..™, job„, .. x^ j„^_„ ^, 
SjewMon John HiJl, , 229 o. 
SJ T? ' °? "'•«• «« *• Shot! 





Stawut, Andraw, poetical teUor,TU. 
28 and n. ; ooonoted of burglar;, 
iiL 12i ; letters from, to Nxttt, 
122, 12S; MDtenoe oommnted 
throof h efforti of Soott, 124 ; po- 
•ins publiahed, 124. 

BUwart, G«ii. Darid, of Garth, Ui 
activity at tha tline of Qeotge 
IV.'a Tint to Ediabufffb, Tii. SO; 
■aperinteadB the King^ ffiyKlfmd 
toUette, 40. 

Stewart, Oatcald, p rof—or of moral 
philoeophy, i, Sb; Soott'i nodiea 
with, 112, 113 ; iotimate relattou 
with, 156; reada ScoU'e tranala- 
tion of Lenore, 222 ; letter to 

Stewart, James, of Bnigb, riii. 07. 

Stewart-MockflDzie, Mn. , of Seaf (wth 
(Lady Hood), iiL 243; iv. 19: t. 
14 and n. 

Stiochini, H., of Naples, x. 120. 

Stirling, William Alexander, E!arl of, 
L 02 and n. 

Stirling Castle, L 194 ; t. 106 n. ; ix. 
101 n. 

Stoddart. Sir John, u. 40, 143, 144. 

Stopford, Lady Chariotte (Lady 
Charlotte Scott), vii. 32 ; her grare 
in Rome, x. 138. 

Stowell, Lord, Sir William Soott, ix. 
183 and n. 

Str^ton, William, " my man of wis- 
dom and proverbs," viii. 232. 

Strang, John, his Germany in 1831 
dted, i. 106. 

Stnitf(»d-apon-ATon, Scott's visits 
to,vi. 260; ix. 168. 

Street, Urs. Cella, her devoted ser- 
vice, z. 3. 

Stnmme9s,,l?2, 173,178-180. 

Strong, Mr., of the Faiv Isle, It. 1M, 

Stmtheis, John, aathor of The Poor 
Bfan's Sabbath, iii. 50-61, 78. 

Stmtt, Joseph, Scott's edition of his 
Qneenhoo-Hall, iii. 56. 

Stoart, Dr. Gilbert, editor of The 
English Review, iU. 04 and n. 

Btuart, James, of Daneam, his dnsl 
with Sir Alexander Boswell, vi 
810 and n. 

Stoart, Sir James, of Allanbank, 
visits Abbotsfoid, ix. 207 ; portrait 
of Soott owned by, x. 102. 

Stnart, Lady Jane, mother of Lady 

ix. 134; tetter from, 134 n. ; a 
memorable visit to, 13S; herdeath, 
247 n. 

Stuart, Lady Lonisa, U. lOandn.; 
iii. 181 ; Iv. 16 ; cammeotB on Tales 
of my Landlord, t. 181 n. ; on Rob 
Rqj, 202 n. ; her objeotiim to see- 
ing her name in print, 266 n.; 
death of her brother, vii. 20. Let- 
ter from, to Soott, t. 266. Letten 
to, ui. 24, 41, 66; iv. 47 ; v. 188; 
tL 123, 301; viiL 4 n. ; ix. 63, 64 
n., 278. 

Stoart, William, Primate of Ireland, 
his death, vii. 20 and n. 

Stuart, WiUiamina (Lady Stoart- 
Forbes), Scott's first love, i. 140- 
148, 213, 214, 218, 223 ; sketch of, 

SolUn of Serondib, The, or, the 
Seanjh after Happiness, pubUahed 
in The Sale-Room, v. 136. 

Smnborgb-head, iv. isi. 

Snmboigh-roet, iv. 162. 

Snnderliuid, Duke of Wellington ei>* 
tertuned at, ix. 121. 

Sun-dial, at Abbotiford, x. 67 and n. 

Sunning Hill, leitidence of George 
Ellis, iL 83. 

Sorgeon's Daofi^ter, The, pabUdied, 
ix. 127, 182. 

Snrteea, Robert, of M^uforth, iiL 
36 n., 180 and n. 

Sortees, VUliert, vL 811 ; ix. 80. 

Satherland, Dnobev^lkiDQtess of, L 
144;ir.6; viL 68 ; Gaelio title of , 
viiL 118. 119 n.; entertains Scott 
at WeethiU, ix. 83. 

Suttee, in India, viiL 103. 

Swanston, John, vL 04 and n. ; x. 24, 
20, 60 and n. 

Swift, Jonathan, Life and Works 
of, iiL 56, 66, 220; iv. 110, 112; 
his tomb in Dublin, viU. 14. 

Swift, Theophilns, iv. HI n. 

Swinton, George, of Swinton, viL 

Swinton, Sir John, of Swinton, L 0, 

Swinton, John, his anecdote about 
the Malagrowther letters, ^iL 

Swinton, Bfis. Margaret, tragic death 
of , i. 00 ; vii. 6. 

S. W. S., signifloonoe of , iz. 28 n. 

oylT« Abfaotuordiemu, x. 6S. 

^"S^mf' '*'' *""~'''«'»° 

Tri« of . Q«»ifrtl.„, a« tkouiht 

of, II. 82 i mthod of »ritiii», Si ■ 

J"*"" om 108, 123 J Slid 

137; ixqnlui^of, IMj s,cond 

roortk Sm1« m prop^ jsj. ^ 
64, l»Mml>lMi«l, 79; pref«H, 


T«U of m; _ „ 

publiiiea,T. 123; i»,jirtM«."M 

of mjLMdlorf, Fi^ Serie. 

bj Soott, in the Qnarterly Ke- 
TOWV128; iiunnai of, 129, 137; 
Mr. Tiam e anecdotee of, 132-134 * 
Smopd Seriet projected, 203 ; and 
pobluhed, 235 ; tbini gerii it 
•oed, n. 62 ; epimooa leriee of, 

''"^,S' 'SJ.iSS*^."'^ poWicatioE 

' ™; ?lt"^'i introductioa to, 

qnoted, 277, 278. 

Trifoupd, Sir Tlioiiiae Noon, hi. biU 

for extending tom of oopjtight, 

X. 180 and n. rj t, , 

Talinnan, The, .ubliihed, yii. 275. 

larentiun, Aiobbidiop of, i. 116 

Tate, Nahnm, ir, 7. 
Taylor, William, hie tnmdation of 
Baiger'e Lenore, L 216, 222 ; let. 
ter to Scott, 236. 
Teeedale, J. B. a Moiritt'. letter 

on the antiqoities of, iii 254 
TeignmooUi, Lord, qnoted, iy. 179 a 
Teind Wedneeday, ii. 216. 
Templeton, Mr. Lanrence, vi. 146 
fwry, Daniel, bis iotimacy Kith 
Swt^'-i- 153, 240, 244 ; .n„d„te 

MitGarden Theatre, It. 87 ; nndi 
Hoott two nlnable old booka, t. 
8; drunatizee Goy MannerinE, 
94; nicknamed The Grinder, !»?• 
dramatu.. The Heart of Mid- 
l^hnm, Ti 43 ; anecdctee of, 309, 
310 ; oongratnUled on hi. plofa^ 
Bonal nccee., ril. 70, 78 ; lander. 
Sr"^'°„.?*W" "■« Adelphi 
Theatre 263; h&honu near the 
theatre, ii. 11; hii mirfcitiiiiea, 


8, 88 ; T. 8, 96, 120, 147 194. 11m 
216, 218, ^0/283,' M4i "J? 44' 
102; rii. 33,70, 74, 79, 108 iS' 

114,147, 172, i77,' 2a, S,*' 

!,«ri8tl&7.^- '«' ^ 
^om, Mr., the wnlptor, it 212. 


'^S1"°'^°V "•"»»■•'. "PIXMed an- 
thor of Loyal Poem,, i?*?™ " 

Thom«,n Carid, the Galadiieli 
poet, .,i. 87, 69 ; riU. 1177^ 

^HT:^- °«"«». «°«or in 
ocott . family, it. 7 ; tI. 39 63 ■ 
anecdote of, tI 186; charwstkrof 
Tui. 1.*; death of, ;.18l"'' 

Ihom»n, Rev. John, of Dnddiw- 
■ton. Til 287: I. 10 and ^T*. 
^ter of huid«»p, painting, rf. 
i~i i W "a P"« Seott ipio- 
ture of Fwt Cartle, Tii 83 ; hi. 
picture of Dnnlnce, Tiii. 170 

^?™.' ■?!;""• *»"'• iiitun*,, 
with, J 83, 186; illnee, of, i? 
SJ ..""JS?" °' CUrendon iro. 

^, "^""'o.'^ '"»'' R'SteTof 
ScoUand, 212; a diligent di«!OT- 
Tille. Memoir., ii. 56; death of. 
X. 20. ' 

'""?*''•''>• murderer of Weare, 

Tin. 287 n. ; ix. 189. ' 

I Tickell, Major, It. Ill n. 

Ticknor, George, mia Scott, Ti. 28 

31 ; deeonpHon of Sophia Scott, 

l<w n. ; portrait of Scott painted 

for bim, X. 193. *^ 

Tillietndlem, Craignethaa CuUe the 

original of, ii. 21. 
Time., The, defend. Seott agaioet 

Gonrgand, ix. 113. 
TingwJl in Shethmd, It. 142-145. 
llppUng.hon«ai an ctH, t. 178, 179. 
Imdalo poet., meeting of, Tiii. 117. 
Tiiall poetry, iii, 208. 
Tojet-marter, mice for a, ix. 68. 
lobacco, Scott', nw of, tIu. 88, 89 

147; ii.266; x. 10. 
Tobermory, It. 216, 217. 
Tod, Colonel Jamea li4 1 
Bajltthan, i. 164. 



Tod, Thonm, W. S., i. 10». 

Tolbmtli, tl» old, Edinbuigh, t. 

Totlotak, i>'o of MnU, W. 214, 2U. 

TorloDia. Uuchon of, x. 131. 

Torwoodlee, Laird of, iz. 48. ' 

Toy.vonuui, 8oott'« tniTeUillff com. 
psnion to XewoMtle, U. 116. 

Ti«iii, Jonph, Porau o(, r.I ; Scott'a 
flrit MqaaiDtanoo with, 2 ; ooUeotf 
materia]* for Seott, 3-6 ; akotoh of, 
3 n. ; letter from Seott, 4 ; presents 
Seott with the Wallace Chair, 
»iL 160-162. 

Traqoair, Earl of, vii. 258. 

TriSaa in Vene, by John Uarjotl- 
yaki. i. 102. 

Tripp, Baron, anecdote of the Penia- 
BnUr War, ii. 120 ; hie death, 121. 

Tron Chnrch, Edinbaivh, btminff of, 
tU. 206, 207 and u. 

TnUibodj, Scott'a yiiSt at, L 193. 

TuUy Veolan, I 72, 194, 198. 

Tnm-again, iii. 230, 233. 

Tamberrr Caatle, v. 6. 

Tnmbnll, Rev. John, companion of 
Scott on his voyage to the Shet- 
land Isles, It. 12U, 142, 143. 

Turner, J. M. W., his illustrations for 
Scott's poetical works, z. 44, 45 ; 
at Abbotsford, 71. 72. 

Tweed, the rifer, 1.201; 111861 iii. 
233 ; T. 185 ; Ti 183 i floods in, 
TiL 222 ; ii. 103 ; new bridira OTer, 

Tweedside, Lines written on, z. 76. 
Twiszlebope, " anld Thomaa o', " L 

Two Dronrs, The, published, il. 

Tytler, Alexander Fraser (Lord 

Woodhouselee), i. 36, 185; ii. 5; 

Tiii. 291. 
Tytler, Mis. A. F., visit to, TiiL 

Tytler, Patrick Fraser, Til 112 1. 

Uamh Smowe, ** The Larseat CaTe," 

iT. 182-188. 
ClTa, It. 214, 215. 
Undiiie, tale of, Scott's admiration 

fop, tI 103 ; TiL 19. 
Unities, Dramatic, n. 228. 
Urquhart, Sir Thomas, quotation 

from, Ti. 285. 
Usher, John, t. 222 and n. ; n. 117. 

Uttoxster, Dr. Johnson's p»"««ef at, 

Valetta, x. 99, 104-106. 

Van Mildert, Dr., Bishop of Dor- 
ham ix. 117-119. 

Van Hildeit, Mra., ii. 119. 

Varinmm Classics, set of, glTen to 
Scott b7 Constable, vii. 1(3. 

Vathek, tale of, T. 25 ; ii. 33. 

Veoice, Scott's visit to, x. 144. 

Ventriloquism, viii. 146 ; ix. 238. 

Vertot, Abb4, Sir Walter reada Ua 
Kni^hta of Malta, i. 40. 

Victoria, Queen, Scott pteeented to, 
when ahe was the little Prin. 
cess," ix. 181, 182 ; the Queen vis- 
its Abbotsford, 181 n. 

Vida's Poems, Scott humon>usl7 ac- 
eused of plagiarism from, iii. 204. 

Vidooq, Memoirs of, ix. 226. 

VilU Mnti, X. 135. 

Villien, John, Earl of Clarendon, 
vi. 223, 253. 

Violet, On a, Scott's poem, I 223, 

Virtnceo, definition of a, i. 75 and n. 

Vision of Don Roderick, "The, be- 
gan, iii. 216 ; published, 218 ; oon- 
troversv over, 220, 221 ; letter 
from Cfannhlff about, 222 ; Adam 
Feijpison on, 224 ; Edinburgh Re- 
view on, 225. 

Visionary, The, three easava bv Seott, 
vi. 132. 

Visits, nuudm regarding, viii. 57. 

Volere, Charlotte, mother of Lady 
Scott, i. 247. 

Volere, Chevalier de la, vi. 7. 

Waenan, Wattie, story of, va 181, 

Waldie, Mrs. ('■ Lady Waldie "), in. 

fluenoe of, on Soott, i 101, 102. 
Waldie, Robert, i. 101. 
Walker, Mr. ("Blue Beard"), 

teiuher of drawing, i. 110. 
Walker, Helen,theori^nalof Jeanie 

Deans, Scott's inscnptioa for her 

grave, x. 89. 
Walker, Rev. James, of Dunnottsr, 

i. 195, 221. 
Walker, Lieutenant, of the Barham, 

Walker, Patrick, his Lives of the 

Scottish Coveuanten, v. 229. 

»ott bj Jouph Truji, rii. 18fr- 

t£ a " """"oi™, T. 2S9; 
WJtoi'H^, Jdin B Jltttjm', tUJ. 

•t l£el«), Ti 108, 10). 
Wtitley, tl» Dugon of, ii. 104. 
Warton, Dr., his «ditioiii of Pqm 

md Urjden, ii. lie. "^ 

to, ix. 108 n. 
Wttoloo, Scott'i Tidt to tlia field 
of,T.40, -58, M. 

""Sip*'*- •'•""^ ••• N., 1.44 and 
n., luO D. 

''J!"™. Jota (Utor Sip John W.t«on 
Itedon^lu. poptnut of Soolt, x. 

Wat«.», Dr. TboniM, ,. I49 151. 

Wataon, Tlior as, vi. 35 

Watiwa, Wimara SMwart, hi. piotim 

of Hoott and tiia Family, i, ife 
Watt, Jame,, rt 248 n. ; boat of , 

wf!r • "i*;?" "?• *' O'mP", »■ 186. 
Watt aod Downie, triali of, fop trea- 

Wangh, Up., of Melpow, ,i. 311. 
Wawploy, begm, ii. 171 , ,o,)t 
uL 208, 2(^; B.Il.„t^r"„ria: 
olam of, 206,- published, iv. 114- 
pidimiiroy reading by Etsldne! 
JI4 n. ; Scott's account of, to Mp 
MOTitt, 118, 120, 121 ; ,noo«» of, 
„; ' ^?°*'"'* °' "" imposition, 
X« 'oKL.;«;"','"°''"™7 criticism 
of, 254-284 ; letters on, from Mp. 
Momlt, 2.M ; fpom Monk Le™, 
aso, from Hapu Edgewopth, 260 
n. i opiginal maaoscript of, at Ab- 
hotsfoid, I. 199 n. ••>■■»»- 

Warepley Norels, MSS. of «m,, pp.. 

??,'!^=.^?""'*"« •'iScoti.^rfl. 
lUl ; Scott's apowal of the anthoi^ 
I'i'' «• M. 82 ""d n. ; pereon. 
Pwbla l»>nght by CadeU and Scott, 
*«M ; plans fop uniform annouted 
!! ,'J*^ ' ""iginal manuscripts 
of, X. 199 n. 

'^•J"'!.,»"J '•'■'■, Scott's estimata 
of, Tiil. 57-81 -""uKo 



edition of Ancient Metpical Ro- 
™>»e., iU. aj ; employal by Scott, 
wo J liookhapt's cpitioism of, 206 • 
becomes insane. It. I0'>; his last 
2n"^ '"•k. 106 i aketoh of, ,iii 

Weddepbume, Jsmes, T. 209; dntth 
of, Tii. 73, 70. ^^ 

Weip, Dr., his phymed pnsopiption, 
Til. 141 n. * 

WeUeslsy, Mapquis, welcomes Scott 
S, aS ""• '^ ' *«**''«Pi°lon 

Wellington, Duke of, Scott's confi- 
dence in, lii. 216 i at the battle of 
Wateploo, T. 62, 63, 60, Scott 

r;n.edlo, eOi imntesdon. of, 
, e, i !>cott meets him in Lon. 
don,T, 155, 166latthecopona- 
«on of Geopgo IV., 258; his 
tpieadlinees, ix. 35; on Buona- 
J*^™ """"n campaign, 38; a 
England, 115-121 ; becomes Ppe- 
|»p, 137 ; Scott's high opinion of, 

WjUtagton, Duchess of, ui. 221. 
• v!'" °*°«'oJ topm, meaning of 
IT. 170, 171. ^^ ' 

Wedey, John, anecdote of, tI 3.S. 
West Poptmupdcps, the. S«Bupke 

and Hare. 
Westall, Scott's opiuion of his illus- 

ttation. of the Lay, iii. 107 n. 
Whale,Lan.,', Scott's teachcp at 

KeW ,. 2„ 100, 101 ; X. 8. 
WhisW John, editor of Mango 

Park's Joupnal, ii. 133. 
While, Lydia, "bluestocking," iii. 

26,85, U.34; hepdeaS°87 
Whitefopd, Sip John, i. 21P 

"]aS^"'82°- "•■ ^"' -'■■ 
_Wh^, MiM, of La Cava, I. 121 

" -J— , ^™. ui i,a vara, x. 1; 

Jj;™ ™ Baiglie, the, i. 124. 

Wild Huntsman, The, Bfipgep's 

!>cott s translation of, i. 227, 229. 

WUkie, Slp Darid, yiii. 193 ; yisita 

Scott at Abbotsfopd, T. 190, 19.'), 

I 196 °' ' P"*^" of Scott, 

-.,™.. 0,-01. '^jg»«'IV-.Kiug,x. 6,15,88,82, 



WUUmil:, RflT. Johii, ArehdeMoa of 
Card^:*!!, X. 09, IdO; tator of 
Cauu-lea ijoott, ri. 200; rector of 
the New E^bnrch Aoademj, 
TiL 194 and n., m ; a atndeat of 
neidi hiftory. 275 and n. ; ualtM 
a tamporarjehaiwe, is. 104b. 

WUUam»n« W., of Cardnna, nU, 


WOlioh, Dr., Soott'v Owman taaehtr, 

L 1S6. 227. 
WilaoB, Alifon, hooMluepw at 

Saody-KBOwe, i. 18. 
WiliOB, Harriat, her pabUeatioas, 

TiiL 112; Soott't reeolleetun of, 

Wilion, Prof. J<An, W. 26 ; Till 87 ; 

s. 186 ; writea a poem on death of 

Jamaa Orahame, Ui 261 ; lidta 

Abbotif<nd, T. 274; profevor of 

tDonlphUoKmhr, tI. TfiO-161. 
WilKD, Hn. John, tUL S7. 
WilMn, Leetock,iz. 217. 
Wilaon, Captain, of the LighthooBe 

Yacht, iT. 125. 
Wilson, Bin., landlady of the Fosbie 

inn, ix. 131 n. 
Wilwm, Robert; Sym, oonmlti Scott 

about Oilliei, viii. 121. 
Wilf(»i, 1% Robert, Canning's oom- 

promife vith, ix. ^ 
WDaon, WmiBBi, ix. 13 and D. 
WindxHT, Lodge in the Forert at,ix.9 ; 

impTorementi at the Castle, 10. 
Whie, indnlgenoe in, vi 88, 238 ; vii. 

" Wisdom," the Twizdehope pnnoh- 

bowl, i. 179. 
Woleott, Dr. John, attacks Oiiford, 

Wollaston, Dr. WUliam Hyde, nsita 

at Abbotsford, vi. 176. 
Wome; or Poor et Ctmtre, Mata- 

rin's novel, t. 224 : yi. 4. 
Wood, Alexander, snrgeon, L 12. 
Wood, Sir Alexander, on Goott*8 

part in "the playhonse row," i. 

203 ;Seott reads fais translation of 

Lenore to, 217 ; in a riot in Edia- 

burgh, 219. Letter to, iz. 190. 
Wood, John Philip, ix. 266 and n. 
Woodhomelee, Lord. See Tytler, 

Alexander Fiaser. 
Woodstock, b^nn, viii. 67; work 

on, 162 ; critioiied by Ballantyne 

as an imitation of Mia. Baddiife, 

106; spaed of eomporitloa. 1791 
diSenltiea of the plot.187 ; saeasd 
Tolome flaisked, 190) approrad 
br Ballantyne, 201 ; eomplated, 
228, 286; its sale, 340, 86S7ni- 
▼erial approbation of, 2S0 ; attempt 
of Ccutabla to elaim k, 268 } eriti- 
oima, 268, 280; owaenUp of, de- 
cided to lie in Soott, 188. 

Wordsworth, Dorothy, ii. 100, 110; 
her BeooUeetiona m a Toor made 
inSeotlaad, 112 d. 

Wordsworth, William, sonnet on 
Neidpath Caatle, qnoted, I 197; 
SootTs first meeting with. ii. 109- 
112; letters to Soott, 118, 190; 
iii. 80 ; aends him a copy of Yai^ 
row Unviaited, iL 114 n. ; olimba 
HeUellyn with him, 167 ; writes 
tohimabontP -den, 196; Soott's 
^linioD of his Ivt-.-zr poems, iii 21 ; 
Chantrey's biut of, n. 200 ; Tisitad 
by Soott, Tiii. .;6 ; tells an aaee* 
dote of Crabbe, ix. 47 ; his fare- 
well Tisit to Soott, x. 77 ; inspira- 
tion of his Yarrow Revisited, 76 ; 
sonnet written at Abbotsford, 79; 
his notes <m his visit •», 79 n. 

Wortley, Hon. John Stuart (later 
Lord Whaneeliffe), x. 186. 

Wortley, Sir Thomas, ii. 105. 

Wrangham, Archdeacon, ix. 203 n. 

Wrath, Cape, iv. 190. 

Wright, Mus, iii 244. 

Wright, Rev. Thomas, of Borthwiek, 

Wrb^t, Thomas Gathrie, diseasses 
Majiniwi with Soott, iii. 10-12; 
vii. 101. 

Wright, William, warns Loekhart <?f 
financial tronbU in the book trade, 

Writer*s Apprentioe, discipline and 
fees of, i. 117, n& 

Wyatville, Sir Jeffrey, azoLlteet, ix. 

Wynn, C. W., ix. 182. 

Yair, the seat of the Friivlia of 
Whyibank, iL 180. 

Yates, Ftoderiok, joins Terry in leas- 
ing the Adelphi Theatre, Tii. 

Yeard hunger, vii. 112. 

Yelin, Charaliar, viiL 106 and b., 

Tofkj OwdlaAl of, X. 131, 186, 133, 

Torfc, IVvderiek, Dnka of . r AA • 

or, Ix. 81, 86, »7 ; hi. poaaeilpo! 
MUoOiSS; hiiohuaotwuddMdi. 
So. ' 

Tomw, Aluudn, Till 216 p. 



Y<mf, Charlaa Majw, Hi 141 M5 

uai.; Ti.!go. 
Toon, Mill, of Biwlok, Iz. 86S1 

Tooij, Dp. Tboaut, II 188, 14a 

ZatUad, luUto of woikmn. It. 188 ; 
an old.faahi()ii«i plooyh, 180 ; m. 
pontitioiu of oatiToo, 140: ioha- 
nunitjr of aihonnto, 141, 142 - tk> 
rmd duoo, 146, 147 ud i.